A 12-year-old New South Wales boy has been stopped by police in Broken Hill 1,300 kilometres into a solo drive across the entire country, causing one to wonder exactly how he got that far without anyone having even the slightest suspicion.
Police believe the kid was trying to make it all the way to Perth, and had already made a solid crack at it by getting basically the entire way across NSW from his home in Port Macquarie.
A spokesperson for NSW Police said that highway patrol officers stopped the boy in Broken Hill when they noted the bumper of his vehicle was dragging across the road.
“Officers from Broken Hill Highway Patrol stopped a motor vehicle on the Barrier Highway due to defects which made the vehicle hazardous.” the statement reads. “Checks revealed the driver to be a 12-year-old boy travelling from Kendall NSW on his way to Perth.”
The wayward driver had obviously refilled his car at least once or twice on the journey, but weirdly no servo attendants thought it was a bit odd that a 12-year-old was filling up at the bowser. Oh well.
Of course, it’s probably for the best the cops found him when they did – the drive across the Nullarbor is, uh, not particularly pleasant if you’re a small boy who hasn’t planned that well for it.
Source: The Guardian.
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