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Police Ticket Boy after Toy Motorcycle Hits SUV

Common sense is always going to be a key factor in guiding police officers in the execution of their duties. However, it would seem like someone forgot to explain this to some over- zealous officers in the Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez.

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 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’ US$183 in fines to recover the toy motorbike.

City council Secretary Hector Arceluz said yesterday 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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