July 19, 2003

Just Able to See Over the Dashboard

On Wednesday in southern Gonzales County, Texas, where I went to college, a 6-year-old boy got in a car and drove 30 miles from his home to the town where his grandmother lives.

The boy was with a baby-sitter a said he was going see his grandfather, who lives next door. About 30 minutes later, the baby-sitter noticed that not only had the boy not returned, but the 1998 Mazda was also missing. She called the Sheriff's Department.

The sheriff confirmed that his department received a call about the incident at 1:20 p.m. However, by 1:30 p.m. the boy was found in a supermarket parking lot in Luling. In the words of the Luling Police Chief, "It was kind of a strange deal."

Apparently the 6-year-old was not a very good driver. By the time he got to the supermarket, the vehicle was damaged to the extent that he had very little control over it. Even though he was driving without a license and almost certainly without insurance, the boy is not being charged due to his age.

Posted by david at July 19, 2003 04:36 PM | TrackBack

I would be more inclined to have a chat with the babysitter...

Posted by: Mary at July 20, 2003 02:12 AM