Updated: 06/21/2013 09:17 | By Agence France-Presse

Drunk Aussie lets 7-year-old drive him home

Police on Friday charged a drunk man after pulling over a car on Australia's Gold Coast to allegedly find a seven-year-old boy driving him home at 3:00 am in the morning.


Drunk Aussie lets 7-year-old drive him home

This file photo shows two Australian policemen during a patrol in Sydney, on June 13, 2012. Police on Friday charged a drunk man after pulling over a car near Gold Coast in Queensland to allegedly find a seven-year-old boy driving him home at 3:00 am in the morning.

A patrol car stopped the vehicle after it drove by without its headlights on early Friday, to find the boy at the wheel and the man in the passenger seat.

"A man has been charged with serious traffic offences after police intercepted a car allegedly being driven by a seven-year-old boy at Surfers Paradise in the early hours of this morning," police said.

The 41-year-old was charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and being an adult in charge under the influence of alcohol.

The boy is now in the care of relatives.

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