Boy drives himself 1,300km across Australia


A 12-year-old boy has been arrested after driving 1300km across the entire state of New South Wales in Australia.

The boy had started his journey in Kendall, a small town on the south of Port Macquarie on the east coast of Australia and was heading towards Perth.

Police stopped the boy after seeing the vehicle’s bumper dragging along the ground and later arrested him in Broken Hill, a city on the state border to South Australia.

It was also reported that the boy had topped up at Cobar service station without paying for the fuel on Saturday morning and was driving the family car alone.

He managed to evade suspicion partly because he looked much older and was described as “about six foot tall”, by the fuel station Manager Vamshi Reddy.

It is being said that the boy will be questioned by local detectives on Monday afternoon and charged under the Young Offenders Act with three offences, including the illegal use of a car, unlicensed driving and failing to pay for petrol.