A 12-year-old boy has been stopped by police 1300 kilometres in a solo drive across Australia.
The boy set off from Kendall, near Port Macquarie on the east coast, and was apparently on his way to Perth according to a NSW Police spokesperson.
Highway Patrol cops stopped the boy at about 11am this morning when they noticed his car’s bumper was dragging on the ground.
"Officers from Broken Hill Highway Patrol stopped a motor vehicle on the Barrier Highway due to defects which made the vehicle hazardous," the spokesperson said.
"Checks revealed the driver to be a 12-year-old boy travelling from Kendall NSW on his way to Perth," the spokesperson said.
The boy was arrested and taken to Broken Hill police station.