A 5-year-old boy left a police officer shocked after he found him driving his parents’ car during a traffic stop.
Trooper Rick Morgan noticed a driver inside an SUV driving erratically and switching between lanes on a freeway in Ogden, Utah just before noon on Monday. When he pulled the car over, Morgan said he was shocked to find a young boy behind the wheel.
‘My speedometer showed 32 miles-per-hour,’ Morgan told Fox 13. ‘It amazed me that when he heard my siren, he did pull over and stop.’
‘When I got to the window and the window came down, I wasn’t quite sure what to think. It was pretty clear when the window came down, it was a young, very underage driver.’
When asked where he had been driving to, the boy replied ‘California.’
The 5-year-old reportedly told troopers that he left the house following an argument with his mother after she told him she wouldn’t buy him a Lamborghini.
Police say he had been trying to reach his sister’s house in California and had planned to buy a Lamborghini when he got there, with the three dollars in his purse.
‘It likely would have been much worse had he gone much further,’ Morgan told the publication. ‘He was sitting on the front edge of his seat so he could reach the brake pedal.’
The boy has since been reunited with his parents.