The 12-year-old, who started from his home in Kendall, was caught 1300 kilometres into his journey
A 12-year-old's plan to drive across Australia was interrupted when he was caught 1300 kilometres from his home on Saturday. The boy started from his home in Kendall and was heading 4000 kilometres west towards Perth when he was stopped by highway police, a third into his journey, reported Adelaide Now
The boy left his home on Friday morning with the family car. He was arrested and taken to Broken Hill Police Station, a city in the far west outback of New South Wales. "His parents reported him missing immediately after he left home, so they were looking for him," Detective Inspector Kim Fehon told News.com
Cops noticed the boy, who didn't have a license, when they spotted the car bumper dragging on the ground. The car had suffered some damage. "So it appears (the boy) did have an accident while driving," Detective Fehon confirmed to News.com.
The boy managed to avoid suspicion because he looks much older, BBC
quoted local media. Cops said the boy was "about six foot tall".
The boy started from his home in Kendall and was heading 4000 kilometres west towards Perth
The journey from Kendall to Perth reportedly takes over 40 hours, if done non-stop. Cops are still probing
why the boy took off on a cross-country drive. He could be dealt with under the Young Offenders Act.
A few days ago, an 8-year-old-boy drove
for 1.5 kilometres with his sister because they wanted to get a McDonald's Cheeseburger.
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