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Drivers are forced to stop a 12-year-old boy who took his dad’s ute for a joy ride in Perth

Shocking moment drivers are forced to stop a 12-year-old boy who took his dad’s ute for a dangerous joy ride – smashing into another car and bringing busy traffic to a standstill

  • The boy was driving down the Albany Highway in Perth, WA on Friday at 3.30pm 
  • He hit a woman’s car and caused a major traffic jam in the right hand lane 
  • Other drivers exited their cars and tried to convince the boy to get out of the ute
  • He initially refused but eventually got out of the car and was taken by police 

A 12-year-old boy took his father’s ute for a joy ride, hit a car and caused chaos on a busy highway. 

The boy was driving down the Albany Highway in Perth, Western Australia about 3.30pm on Friday when he hit a woman’s car and caused a traffic jam in the right lane.  

Other drivers exited their cars and tried to convince the boy to get out of the ute. He initially refused but was eventually coerced and taken into police custody.

The boy was driving down the Albany Highway in Perth, WA on Friday at about 3.30pm where he hit a woman’s car and caused a traffic jam in the right lane

‘How old are you? Get out. Stop the car,’ a man in a red singlet told the boy. 

A woman in a white shirt also approached and said to the boy: ‘Get out. You are going to kill someone.’

‘It’s okay. Just turn the car off,’ the man said to the boy. 

‘Take the keys out,’ the woman said.  

Jaiden Higgon’s car was in front of the boy and he filmed the incident on his phone. 

‘I thought it was normal road-rage but after I looked in my mirror, I realised it was this little kid cowering in the front seat,’ Mr Higgon told 9News. 

‘He was shaking. He was crying and he thought he was going to be arrested.’ 

Police are investigating how the boy was able to take his father’s ute.  

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Western Australia Police for comment. 

Other drivers exited their cars and tried to convince the boy to get out of the ute and he initially refused but was eventually coerced and taken into police custody

Other drivers exited their cars and tried to convince the boy to get out of the ute and he initially refused but was eventually coerced and taken into police custody

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