Toronto

12-year-old boy caught joyriding in parents' car around Toronto, Mississauga

Police received at call early Tuesday morning just before 1:30 a.m. about a possible impaired driver in an SUV near Albion Road and Islington Avenue. 

Police called early Tuesday morning about a possible impaired driver

The 12-year-old was stopped safely by the OPP on the QEW near Hurontario Street. (Jeremy Cohn/CBC)

A 12-year-old boy was caught driving his parents' Hyundai Santa Fe SUV last night around Toronto and Mississauga, Toronto police say.

Police received at call early Tuesday morning just before 1:30 a.m. about a possible impaired driver in an SUV near Albion Road and Islington Avenue. 

The vehicle was seen swerving on the road but did not strike anything, they say. 

The 12-year-old then drove onto the QEW where he was stopped by Ontario Provincial Police safely near Hurontario Street.

The boy's father was then reunited with his son by Toronto Police who say "he had some explaining to do."

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