By Isha Sesay •
Published: 23 Nov 2019 • 11:03
ARRESTED: A child has been charged with reckless driving in Palma de Mallorca Spain. Credit: Guardia Civil.
A MINOR has been arrested by the Guardia Civil for reckless driving in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
The incident occurred on Tuesday night (November 19) when a traffic unit of the Guardia Civil noticed a car moving without any of its lights on in the Es Rafal neighbourhood. It was reported to be very dark at the time, with the car ‘posing real danger to others’.
Officers proceeded to stop the car and soon released that the driver was a minor and so would not have a driving license. The young boy was accompanied by another child, which he indicated was ‘his wife’, admitting to agents that he was ‘driving without a license because he was not old enough to obtain one’.
A check was carried out on the car, also confirming that it lacked its Technical Inspection of the Vehicle (ITV), although it was covered by insurance.
Officers explained to the the boy that he would be arrested for reckless driving because he had committed a crime. Officers report that the boy understood what he had done wrong and did not resist officers when he was taken back to the police station.
His parents were then called, but they were not in Mallorca so the boy had to be collected by his uncle who was looking after him at the time. The Juvenile Prosecutor’s Office was also informed of the arrest, where they have now opened an investigation to clarify the circumstances of the child.
We at Euro Weekly News understand that the minor has been charged with reckless driving and will receive a penalty for the offence.
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