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5-year-old stopped for 'impaired driving' in Ogden after mom wouldn't buy him Lamborghini

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5-year-old boy stopped for 'impaired driving' in Ogden. (UHP)

A 5-year-old boy took his parents' car in Ogden, Utah, and drove it for a couple of miles before being stopped by Utah Highway Patrol (UHP) on Interstate 15 Monday afternoon.

UHP stopped the car around 1 p.m. because troopers believed the driver was impaired.

RELATED: The 5-year-old boy tells his story to 2News

Watch the full UHP dashcam video below:

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It turns out it was 5-year-old Adrian Zamarripa, who told troopers "he left home after an argument with mom, in which she told him she would not buy him a Lamborghini. He decided he'd take the car and go to California to buy one himself."

Police said Adrian might have been short on the purchase amount "as he only had $3 dollars in his wallet," UHP said.

Troopers say the boy took the car at near 17th Street and Lincoln Avenue and drove it "to the 25th Street offramp" on southbound I-15.

That's more than two miles away, according to the fastest route from Google Maps, but it's unclear which route the boy took.

In a couple of tweets, UHP said:

One of our Troopers in Weber Co. initiated a traffic stop on what he thought was an impaired driver. Turns out it was this young man, age 5, somehow made his way up onto the freeway in his parents' car. Made it from 17th and Lincoln in Ogden down to the 25th St off-ramp SB I-15.
His story is that he left home after an argument with Mom, in which she told him she would not buy him a Lamborghini. He decided he'd take the car and go to California to buy one himself. He might have been short on the purchase amount, as he only had $3 dollars in his wallet.

The trooper who is still working the case is still investigating by talking to Adrian's parents and gathering evidence for potential charges.

It's unclear if the parents would be charged alone, or with their son. It's also unclear if the boy would alone face any charges. UHP says all they are still working the case before announcing any charges.



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