Utah boy, 8, takes 5-year-old sister on joyride

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by The Associated Press

azfamily.com

Posted on March 15, 2012 at 11:11 AM

OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- Police in Ogden, Utah, say an 8-year-old boy took his 5-year-old sister on a drive in the middle of the night and crashed the family minivan.

Nobody was hurt.

An officer noticed a vehicle had run into a tree next to the Ogden River at about 2 a.m. Thursday and stopped to investigate.

The young driver told the officer he needed to take his little sister to the store.

Police returned the children to their parents. Mom and Dad were asleep and didn't realize the children went on a joyride.

Ogden police Lt. Danielle Croyle tells The Salt Lake Tribune there's no evidence the children were neglected.

No criminal charges are expected, but Croyle says the minivan appears to be totaled.

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