CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Police in this border city repented Thursday over ticketing a 6-year-old boy for reckless driving, driving without a license and not having his vehicle registered after he drove his miniature motorcycle into an SUV. The boy’s mother, Karla Noriega, said police impounded the miniature gasoline-powered motorbike that her son got for Christmas after he crashed into an SUV on Dec. 27. Noriega decided to go to the media and make the case public after finding out she would have to pay what she called a “ridiculous” $183 in fines to recover the toy motorbike. City council Secretary Hector Arceluz said Thursday that authorities had dropped the fines, released the motorbike and would punish the police officers for having acted improperly. Noriega’s son Gael was happy to get his minibike back, but said it no longer works after the accident.
What? You think just cause you’re 6 you don’t have to abide by the rules? I woulda tested this kid for a DUI. Get him to walk a straight line and recite his ABCs without singing them. Oh, you don’t know your ABCs? We’re taking you downtown for a breathalyzer. That’ll teach him. What a great picture that would be. 6 year old in the back of a police car driving to the station with a toy motorcycle hanging out of the trunk. Poor kid is gonna have a rough time as it is growing up since his name is Gael so hopefully this toughens him up.