Police in Mexico are apologizing for ticketing a 6-year-old boy after he drove his miniature motorcycle into an SUV. The police cited him for reckless driving, driving without a license and not having his vehicle registered. His mother, who bought him the mini motorcycle for Christmas, was very upset after finding that the police also impounded the gasoline-powered motorbike.
The boy’s mother went to the media to make the case public, after discovering that he was also fined $183 to recover the motorbike. The authorities have since dropped the fines and gave the family the motorbike back. The police who ticketed the boy are now being punished for acting improperly.
The boy was not injured.