Joy-rider boy, 11, caught twice

2012-06-11 08:08

OSLO, Norway - An 11-year-old boy has been caught behind the wheel of a car twice in a week, police in Norway have reported.

Police stopped the boy at a road block in Flekkerjord, about 100km from his home in Bryne, the Stavanger Aftenbladed newspaper reported.


Earlier in the week the same boy took to the road in his step-father's car and drove an estimated 150km before the car ended up in a ditch. He was then quoted as saying he had been "heading for Denmark to meet some friends".

The boy's mother said he had also tried to drive a tractor on to a highway. Social welfare authorities and his family were discussing how to help him.

Driving lessons, perhaps?