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Police catch pair of 12-year-old girls driving in pyjamas

The Local · 31 Jan 2011, 11:55

Published: 31 Jan 2011 11:55 GMT+01:00

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The underage driver originally caught the attention of police in the Schleswig-Holstein town of Neustadt, near Lübeck, with her erratic driving.

“At about 1:45 am Monday morning police noticed a Kia sedan weaving through the street and braking intermittently,” Lübeck police spokesman Stefan Muhtz said in a statement. “The officers decided to pull the car over, reckoning it was a drunk driver. This was not the case.”

Instead police found a 12-year-old girl clad only her pyjamas and a jacket behind the wheel, with her half-sister of the same age sitting in the back seat.

The girl driving told the officers that she “only” wanted to take the car for a jaunt to the nearby neighbourhood of Altenkrempe.

Officers brought the girls home to their perplexed mother, who had slept through their mischief.

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12:10 January 31, 2011 by William Thirteen
a likely story. i hope the police checked the trunk for lawyers, guns and money!
12:44 January 31, 2011 by iseedaftpeople
I don't see how you can not drive eratically with a Kia, underage or not. Very poorly made cars.
12:49 January 31, 2011 by freechoice
i suppose 5 years warranty doesn't help much?
13:08 January 31, 2011 by adipk
is it important to mention """"Police catch pair of 12-year-old girls driving in pyjamas""""

or """"pyjamas"" is more important in this story
14:28 January 31, 2011 by Gretl
adipk - the PJs are important! Want to bet who lives in Altenkrempe? I would be very concerned if I was her mother.
16:01 January 31, 2011 by Landmine
@ iseedaftpeople

You know in America, KIA cars have the reputation you mention. It also stands for " Killed In Action"....
17:40 January 31, 2011 by William Thirteen
i still don't understand why the police were out & about in their pajamas? couldn't they afford to launder their filthy uniforms?
17:10 February 2, 2011 by poppet
couldn't they afford to launder their filthy uniforms?

Maybe the couldn't afford the polish cleaning lady
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