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8-Year-Old Hits 112mph on Second Freeway Drive

His mom had told him not to ride on the autobahn
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 25, 2019 5:15 PM CDT
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The German autobahn in action.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – An 8-year-old boy got a stern talking-to earlier this week when he took his mom's Volkswagen for a joyride on the German autobahn, but after pulling the stunt again—hitting speeds 112 mph—he's been put into psychological counselling, the AP reports. Dortmund police said Friday the grade-schooler stole the keys to the Golf around midnight and drove from his hometown Soest to Dortmund, about 30 miles away. Police say another motorist reported the child driving at high speeds in the city, saying "red lights and driving regulations did not seem to interest" him. As police searched for the vehicle, the boy drove out of town and crashed into the rear of a parked truck at a rest stop. Nobody was injured but the Golf was badly damaged.

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