Boy (12) drives across New South Wales en route to Perth

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A 12-year-old boy attempting to drive across Australia to Perth solo has been pulled over at Broken Hill some 1300 kilometres into his journey.

The boy was stopped on Saturday morning having seemingly driven across the entire state of NSW from Kendall near Port Macquarie.

He was en route to Perth, a police spokesperson said in a statement on Sunday.


Broken Hill highway patrol officers stopped the 12-year-old’s vehicle about 11am on Saturday when they noticed its bumper dragging on the ground.

“Checks revealed the driver to be a 12-year-old boy travelling from Kendall NSW on his way to Perth,” the spokesperson said.

The boy was arrested and taken to Broken Hill police station. Inquiries are continuing.


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