PHOENIX — A man was arrested after he allowed his 10-year-old son to drive a pickup truck on a Phoenix-area highway, authorities said Sunday.
Arizona Department of Public Safety officials said the boy led officers on a short chase Saturday afternoon in which he swerved and sped on State Route 101 in Scottsdale before being stopped.
According to DPS, the child’s 49-year-old father was in the front passenger seat. The Phoenix man was booked into the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Jail on suspicion of endangerment, unlawfully permitting a minor to drive and having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle.
According to DPS, a motorist called 911 around 3:30 p.m. and said there appeared to be a child driving the truck on the highway.
A police officer spotted the vehicle and attempted to stop it after seeing the driver change lanes unsafely.
DPS officials said the truck failed to stop and officers pursued it before the child driver stopped in a shoulder.
According to DPS, no charges will be filed against the 10-year-old.
Sheriff’s officials did not immediately return a call Sunday asking whether the father was still in custody or out on bail.
https://torontosun.com/news/crime/phoenix-man-let-10-year-old-son-drive-pickup-truck-on-freeway-police-say A Phoenix man let his 10-year-old son drive a pickup truck on the highway, according to police