11 Year-Old Takes Truck On Joyride

Smithfield Police are investigating an incident involving an underage driver.  Sunday night, a pickup truck ran down an embankment at the I-95 southbound exit at US 70 in Smithfield and became stuck in the mud.

Police did not witness who was driving but are looking into allegations an 11 year-old took the truck without permission and went on a brief joyride.

The truck did not sustain any damage.  The juvenile was turned over to the custody of his mother.

No charges have been filed and no injuries were reported.  Photo by John Payne