A Utah highway patrol officer noticed a vehicle driving 32 mph in a 70 mph zone. Thinking the driver was impaired or experiencing a medical emergency, he pulled the vehicle over.
Inside the vehicle, the officer found a 5-year-old boy “sitting on the edge of the seat with both feet on the brake pedal”. The boy was on the verge of tears.
The boy told the officer he was driving to California because he wanted to buy a Lamborghini.
“He might have been short on the purchase amount, as he only had $3 dollars in his wallet.”
The boy’s parents were at work at the time and an older sibling was supposed to be babysitting him when he grabbed the car keys and left.
The boy ultimately only made it a few miles from home.
A spokesman said the Utah Highway Patrol was in communication with the county attorney to determine whether any charges should be filed against the boy’s parents, but noted that based on the boy’s emotional state at the traffic stop, there’s “a good chance this won’t reoccur.”