Man Arrested In Connection With Snapchat Video Of Boy Driving Lorry On Motorway
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In the clip, the boy - who is clearly too young to drive - can be seen at the wheel as a man off-camera gives him instructions.
The boy is believed to be driving on the M1 eastbound at Dungannon, Northern Ireland.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said they were sent the clip by numerous members of the public and they have now arrested a 37-year-old man in Cookstown in relation to the video.
Police have arrested a 37 year old man in relation to a recent video on social media of a young boy driving a lorry. He was arrested in the Cookstown area earlier today and remains in custody.- Police Service NI (@PoliceServiceNI) September 11, 2020
Local Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) Councillor, Clement Cuthbertson, said the video was 'totally wrong' and those responsible should be held to account.
Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph yesterday (Thursday), he said: "The video circulating on social media is shocking. It's reckless to see it not only on a local road, but on a motorway. It is totally wrong.
"Hopefully someone can identify those involved and report it to the PSNI. You have to be 17 to get your provisional licence, and that child is definitely not 17.
"We've had a lot of accidents on that road recently and many that have led to deaths. People want to see the roads safe but the behaviour in the video is reckless and careless."