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27 Sep 2008 09:02
With police cars wailing behind him, a 10-year-old boy sped and swerved at up to 90km/h along a Norwegian highway on Friday morning before he was finally forced to a halt, police said.
“A 10-year-old boy drove a car for about 20km along the highway at up to 90km/h,” Birgit Monsaas, the duty officer at the Soer-Troendelag regional police force in central Norway, said.
“We had to put in patrol cars in front and in back of him, but he didn’t want to stop. In the end we had to force him off the road,” she said.
Miraculously no one was injured as the boy, hardly tall enough to peak over the steering wheel, zig-zagged and swerved uncontrollably along the busy highway towards the town of Trondheim, several times veering over into the opposite lane, according to media reports.
“The car he was driving was slightly damaged though,” Monsaas said.
Police would not comment on how the boy had gained access to the car.—AFP
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