STARTLED bystanders dialled Triple 000 when they saw a 12-year-old boy driving a Ford Ranger utility along Cranbourne Rd, Frankston, 3.30pm, Saturday 2 July.
The Seaford boy – who “could hardly see over the steering wheel” – ran three red lights putting himself and other road users in danger. The car was later found dumped in Nepean Hwy, Seaford.
Detective Acting Sergeant Ryan Collins, of Frankston CIU, said the boy was remanded in custody Monday night and later charged with theft of a motor car and conduct endangering serious injury. He was bailed to appear at a children’s court next month.
His 14-year-old passenger was also charged with theft of a motor car, as well as committing an indictable offence while on bail. He appeared at a children’s court Wednesday morning and was remanded to appear at a later date.