Police pull over 11 year old driving 8 ton loader

Duncan Riley

In the WTF story of the day police pulled over an 11-year-old boy driving an eight ton loader in New Zealand. Not pretend driving, actually driving. On a road.

Senior Sergeant Warren Newbury said officers had first stopped a truck and trailer in Southbridge and then pulled over the loader following it.

In what has got to be the understatement of the year Senior Sergeant Newbury said:

“Police were surprised to find the loader was being driven by an 11 year old boy.”

No shit.

The boy was driving the loader following his dad who was driving a truck to an undisclosed destination. The father has been charged with aiding and abetting an unlicensed driver.