Utah Highway Patrol said on Twitter that one of their officers pulled over a suspected impaired driver recently.
Nothing unusual. That is until the officer met the driver.
The 5-year-old boy told the officer he was headed to California where he planned to buy a Lamborghini with the $3 he had in his wallet.
The Utah Highway Patrol said, “he left home after an argument with his Mom, in which she told him she would not buy him a Lamborghini. He decided he’d take the car and go to California to buy one himself. He might have been short on the purchase amount, as he only had $3 in his wallet.”
The officer told the Associated Press that the boy was sitting on the edge of the seat so he could reach the brake pedal. The officer said he helped the child put the car into park.
Dashcamvideo shows the boy pulling to the side of the road when the trooper comes up behind him with sirens and lights.
In the video the trooper says, “How old are you. You’re 5 years old? Wow. OK. Where did you learn how to drive a car? You can talk to me its OK. What is your name? Do you know your phone number? You don’t know, OK.”
The trooper indicated he was having difficulty hearing the boy over the passing traffic.
“Where did you get the car? Whose car is it? It’s your mom’s car. At home? Where’s home? Where are you going to go? Where are you driving to? And where does your sister live? California? Wow. OK. You just sit right there for me a second, OK?”
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One of our Troopers in Weber Co. initiated a traffic stop on what he thought was an impaired driver. Turns out it was this young man, age 5, somehow made his way up onto the freeway in his parents' car. Made it from 17th and Lincoln in Ogden down to the 25th St off-ramp SB I-15. pic.twitter.com/3aF1g22jRB— Utah Highway Patrol (@UTHighwayPatrol) May 4, 2020
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