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Boy, 8, drives parents’ car at 140 kph on motorway

/ 06:16 PM August 22, 2019
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The boy stopped the car at a lay-by after his driving stint. INQUIRER.net stock photo

An 8-year-old boy in Germany got in distress after he stole his parents’ car and drove it at high speed on a motorway.

The late-night ride took place in the early morning yesterday, Aug. 21, as per BBC. Police said the child drove up to 140 kilometers per hour.

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Overwhelmed by his joy ride, the boy stopped the car at a lay-by and put on hazard lights and a small warning triangle behind the car. No one was hurt and property was not damaged in his driving stint, according to police.

His mother told police at about 12:25 a.m. that her son had taken the family’s Volkswagen Golf for a spin. She informed authorities at about 1:15 a.m. that she found her son at a lay-by. The boy said he stopped the car because he felt unwell.

At his young age, the boy has taken a liking to cars and has had driving experience on private property. He is also a frequent rider of bump cars and go-karts. Niña V. Guno/JB

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