Utah: Highway patrol officers in USA’s Utah were in for a surprise after they spotted a vehicle driving slowly, on the road thinking it to be an impaired driving offence. However, the officer was taken aback when he saw a 5-year-old boy in the driving seat. Also Read - 'Arrest Me,' Says Elon Musk as he Announces Reopening of Tesla Plant Against Lockdown Orders
“How old are you? You’re 5 years old? Wow… Where did you learn to drive a car?”, the stunned officer asked him soon after pulling him over. Also Read - 'This is The Final Straw': Elon Musk Slams Restrictions Amid COVID-19, Threatens to Move Tesla Plant Out of California
Turns out the boy had taken his parents’ vehicle and left home after arguing with his mother, who told him she would not buy him a Lamborghini. According to CNN, the 5-year-old boy with only $3 in his pocket began driving from his home state of Utah to go to California. Also Read - Happy Birthday Archie! Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, Prince William, Duchess Kate Wish One-Year-Old Amid Lockdown
The ambitious kid reportedly had plans of driving all the way to California, which is a 12-hour-drive from Utah, in order to purchase his dream car.
“He decided to take the car and go to California to buy one himself. He might have been short on the purchase amount as he only had $3 in his wallet,” Utah Highway Patrol wrote in a post on its Twitter account.
Thankfully, no mishap happened and the boy was absolutely safe. The incident happened when the boy was with his siblings and his parents weren’t home at the time.
“He was upset and on the verge of tears and it was short one-word answers that he gave. His parents said that he had not driven before, this was the first time that he did anything like this,” officer Rick Morgan was quoted by Mirror.
The local prosecutor will decide whether or not to press charges against the parents.