Kicker – Driving without a license


NICK EICHER, HOST: Highway Patrol trooper Rick Morgan made a traffic stop on Monday that he will not soon forget.

While patrolling the streets of Ogden, Utah, he spotted a car swerving over multiple lanes.

Morgan quickly pulled up behind the car and switched on his overhead lights, but the driver did not respond. He then hit his siren, and the car finally pulled to the side of the road.

MORGAN: I approached the vehicle and I was expecting to find somebody who needed an ambulance and paramedics. I was not expecting to find what I found.

He discovered the car was unmanned—meaning the driver was no man. He was a five-year-old boy.

MORGAN: He was sitting on the front edge of the seat so that he could reach the brake pedal to keep the car stopped while I was standing there.

The boy said his intention was to go buy a Lamborghini and then, as if to prove the point, he pointed to $3 in his wallet. 

A few days ago, a local Lamborghini owner heard the story and treated the boy to a ride in his car, after getting the youngster’s agreement to sit in the passenger seat this time.

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(Photo/Utah Highway Patrol, via YouTube)

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