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Video shows young boy driving a semi down the road, suspect in custody


Authorities have arrested a man who filmed a young boy driving a semi truck down the road.

The incident occurred on the M1 in Northern Ireland. The video was shared this week and has since gone viral.

The video captured the attention of authorities in Ireland. Dublin Councillor Clement Cuthbertson called the incident “recklesss” and “careless”, reports the Belfast Telegraph.

“It’s reckless to see it not only on a local road, but on a motorway. It is totally wrong,” Cuthbertson said.

Police asked the public to help identify the young boy in hopes of locating the man who filmed the video.

Their plea worked. According to a Tweet by the Police Service of Northern Ireland, they have arrested a 38-year-old man. Police have not released the nature of the charges against the suspect.

The 8-second video shows the young boy in the driver’s seat, while the man films from the passenger seat.

You can see that there are several other vehicles on the roadway. The highway has a reported speed limit of 70 mph.

The man asks the boy, “You alright there, lad?” To which the boy responds, “Yeah.”

It is unclear how long the boy drove the truck. There were no reported accidents regarding the incident.


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