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Police: 9-Year-Old Attempts To Drive With 4-Year-Old Passenger To Grandma's House

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West Bend, WI-Two teens jumped into action to stop an erratic driver in West Bend, Wisconsin, on Saturday.

Police say a 9-year-old was behind the wheel with a 4-year-old passenger. The kids told police they were on their way to grandma's house.

"Every time I tell it, it's like, did this really happen? How?" said Andrew Gonring.

When Andrew Gonring and Kaiden Duck first saw the swerving car on Highway 33 they thought it was a drunk driver.

"There was multiple times when I thought they were gonna flip that car or hit another person," said Gonring.

"They were all over the road, going side to side," said Duck.

The 18-year-olds were driving separately at the time.

Duck in the front in his truck and Gonring in the back in his car.

When the wild Pontiac turned onto 144, Duck got a good look at its driver.

"He had the steering wheel right by his face and could barely see over the steering wheel," said Duck.

"He was using his blinkers, he was using gas, breaks, I was shocked," said Gonring.

Ducks says he knew he had to do something because he wasn't the age to be driving.

So, Duck dropped his truck into third gear and passed the 9-year-old driver.

“I came around him and then came in front of him and slowed him down,” said Duck.

“He went in front and I was in back, just kinda pinned him, so they couldn’t go in reverse or drive anywhere else,” said Gonring.

“Almost rear-ended me a couple times,” said Duck.

They forced the vehicle to stop, right next to Big Cedar Lake.

“I told the kid to get out of the vehicle and get in the backseat,” said Duck.

Duck drove the vehicle the boys were in into the parking lot of Wegner’s Restaurant.  They took pictures as law enforcement officials talked to the boys in the backseat.

Duck and Gonring had the same question as the officers: Why did these little boys do this?

“It was unlocked, keys were in the car, put our stuff in there and we just left,  went to go to grandma’s. I was like, ‘how do you know how to drive?’ He said, ‘by watching my dad,’” said Gonring.

 

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