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11-year-old boy in real-life ‘Grand Theft Auto’ experience gets ‘busted’ by police

/ 05:52 PM March 03, 2020
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Traffic violation charges have been filed against the guardian of an 11-year-old boy in the United Kingdom, after letting the child drive a car for a reason worthy of being “busted.”

The family member was apparently “fed up” with the boy for always playing the action-adventure video game “Grand Theft Auto” in PlayStation, which prompted the person to take the boy out for a “practice driving” lesson. Authorities caught the unnamed child and his adult companion at a car park in Blackpool, as seen on the Lancs Road Police’s official Twitter page yesterday, March 2.

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“The driver of this car was 11 years old… (yes, eleven!),” the police said.

The authorities posted a photo of the red car used by the boy, side by side with a screen capture of the video game with the words “busted” in bright blue. In the game, the character is “busted” every time he commits a crime and is caught by the police.

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In the U.K., teenagers aged 15 years old and nine months may already apply for a provisional driving license, the Manchester Evening News cited yesterday. Citizens could also start driving by the age of 17. JB

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