Boy fined after toy motorbike hits SUV

2012-01-13 19:42
Ciudad Juarez - Police in this border city repented on Thursday over ticketing a 6-year-old boy for reckless driving, driving without a licence and not having his vehicle registered after he drove his miniature motorbike into an SUV.

The boy's mother, Karla Noriega, said police impounded the miniature petrol-powered motorbike that her son got for Christmas after he crashed into an SUV on December 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 on 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.

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