Published: Tue, January 08, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Australian mother charged after 4-year-old filmed riding on vehicle roof

Australian mother charged after 4-year-old filmed riding on vehicle roof

The 36-year-old woman will be summonsed to appear in court at a later date charged with unsafe driving.

Several witnesses have told 9News they saw the silver Holden travelling along Wright Road in Harrisdale, just before 6pm on Friday.

A Perth child has been seen, wearing just a nappy, sitting upright on the roof racks of a moving auto.

The auto reportedly drove with the boy sitting on the top for more than 15 minutes before it pulled over hearing all the honking and flashing lights from other vehicles in the vicinity.

Security camera vision obtained by 9News captured part of the journey, showing the child dressed only in a nappy, sitting upright on top of the auto.

The police said they opened an investigation into the incident after the driver was alerted by passing motorists.

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Another said they felt "sick to the stomach" when they saw the child on the vehicle.

The driver stopped the vehicle after other motorists got their attention and the child was removed from the roof.

The mother could face jail time if she is found to have knowingly taken her son on a thrill ride, 9News reported.

According to witnesses, the baby was totally "enjoying himself" while clinging to the roof rack and "oblivious to the danger he was in".

A four-year-old child in his underwear, was seen riding on the roof of a vehicle in Perth, Australia.

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