9-year-old boy takes mom's car on joyride down busy Las Vegas freeway, police say

A 9-year-old caused a scare Sunday morning when he decided to go for a drive in his mother's car, Las Vegas police said.

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According to KTNV-TV, the boy's mother was showering when her son took off in the vehicle about 8:45 a.m., authorities said.

He ended up taking a 6-mile joyride down a busy freeway, barreling down U.S. 95 as frightened drivers tried to keep their distance, witnesses said.

Driver Mark Cabigon shared a video that appears to show the vehicle darting between cars.

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"I really thought it was a drunk driver," he told KVVU-TV.

Police said they pulled over the child and alerted his mother, who came to get him.

Authorities did not cite anyone in connection with the incident, according to KTNV. No injuries were reported, police said.

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