DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A 12-year-old Davenport boy wasn’t injured but faces several charges after stealing a neighbor’s SUV, driving it into a utility pole, and down a one-way street the wrong way.

The Quad-City Times in Davenport reports that the boy has been charged with operating without owner’s consent. In addition, police Lt. Jeff Bladel says four traffic charges have been filed including violating a stop sign, having no driver’s license, leaving the scene of an accident and losing control of the vehicle.

The Mercury Mountaineer was taken Tuesday evening. Police responded to a call of a reckless driver at 6:30 p.m. The vehicle has an undetermined amount of damage.

The boy’s name wasn’t released.

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Comments (7)
  1. Marine 0311 says:


  2. Silly fools says:

    I used to say kids will be kids but I dunno anymore ….. to often this kind of kid becomes the Midnight Shooter or Rapist or worse….rein him in harshly now. I mean something he will never forget

    1. Peace says:

      Can’t parents will be arrested for child abuse. Just give him a hug and all will be well.

  3. me says:

    …He now wait until 50 to get his driver license…

  4. w says:

    Where were the parents. No supervision.

  5. I'm not to bright says:

    See!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SUV’s are dangerous

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