OGDEN, Utah (KSTU) -- Just before noon on Monday, Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Rick Morgan was watching for speeding drivers on I-15 near 25th Street when he noticed a slowly moving SUV swerving in between lanes. The car was moving so erratically he thought the driver was suffering a medical emergency.
“My speedometer showed 32 miles per hour,” Morgan said. “It amazed me that when he heard my siren, he did pull over and stop.”
When Trooper Morgan walked to the driver’s side window he was shocked to find a 5-year-old boy behind the wheel.
When asked where he was headed, the boy replied “California.”
“He was going to try to get to his sister’s house in California,” Morgan said. “He told another trooper while we were investigating, trying to find the family, that he wanted to buy a Lamborghini when he got there and he showed a wallet, with three dollars in it.”
Despite being barely able to see over the steering wheel, the boy likely traveled several miles from his Ogden home before he was pulled over.