State Patrol: 8-year-old drives car with 2 kids inside

Published 10:09 am Wednesday, April 29, 2015

ST. PAUL — Authorities say an 8-year-old boy drove his foster family’s car with two younger children inside from St. Paul to Mounds View before pulling safely into a random driveway.

Minnesota State Patrol spokeswoman Lt. Tiffani Nielson says none of the children or anyone else on the roads were injured.

The two younger children, ages 3 and 5, are siblings and all three are in foster care in a St. Paul home. Nielson said social service workers are investigating the incident and couldn’t comment on whether the children are still in the home.

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Nielson says the State Patrol was notified after receiving reports about a car swerving on Interstate 35E early Tuesday. One caller was able to pull up alongside the vehicle and reported that it was a child behind the wheel.