Police Stop 4 Kids Who Drove SUV 600 Miles Down Aussie Coast

The children are a 14-year-old boy, two 13-year-old boys, and a 10-year-old girl.

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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Four children aged 10 to 14 packed fishing rods in a parent’s SUV, left a farewell note then drove more than 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) down the Australian east coast before they were stopped by police the next day after two fuel thefts and one aborted pursuit, officers said. When the children were stopped by police near Grafton in New South Wales state, they locked the doors and refused to get…

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