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Boy aged six drives car to school

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The parents of a six-year-old boy in the US have been charged with neglect after he drove their car for 10 kilometres in an attempt to get to school on time.

Police in Virginia said the boy, who was not named, took the keys to the car after he missed the school bus.

He drove for six miles (10km) on major roads, weaving through traffic and overtaking slower cars, before losing control and going off the road.

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