Texas police pulled over a car going 45 mph in a 35 mph zone and found an 11-year-old girl at the wheel — with her 10-year-old brother in the passenger seat.
But when cops contacted the mother, they found that the girl had her permission to drive unsupervised.
Authorities said the children had been at their aunt’s house, but instead of driving them home, the aunt asked their mother if the girl could just drive them herself.
Maria DeJesus Lopez, 25, agreed and her 11-year-old daughter climbed into a Dodge Durango and stepped on the gas.
The length of the drive between the aunt’s home and Lopez’s home is about two or three miles. The girl said it wasn’t the first time she’d driven, but it was her first time without adult supervision. Lopez was arrested and charged on two counts of child endangerment.