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Officers find 9-year-old girl behind wheel of crashed car

/ 07:15 AM July 10, 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa, United States — Officers who followed a car zig-zagging down a Des Moines street before it crashed were surprised to find a 9-year-old girl at the wheel with a 7-year-old child riding shotgun.

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A 911 caller alerted police to a reckless driver a little before 8:30 a.m. Monday. Officers who spotted the car turned on their flashing lights while following it, but the curb-to-curb excursion didn’t end until the minor crash. Police say neither of the children was hurt.

Sgt. Paul Parizek (puh-REE’-zihk) says the children apparently were just out on a joy ride, and were heading nowhere in particular.

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Parizek says they won’t be referred to juvenile authorities, telling The Des Moines Register “the punishment to fit the crime is probably going to be in the home.” /cbb

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