Mother records her 7-year-old son driving a car by himselfBy Mason White 6:56 PM November 6, 2016
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By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) A mother was arrested on a charge of child neglect after allegedly recording her young son driving a car alone, according to police in Florida.
The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said that a School Resource Deputy (SRD) was made aware of a video posted to social media that showed the young child driving a vehicle on a public road.
The video showed the child sitting alone in the driver’s seat of the vehicle as an adult female passenger made comments while recording him drive.
The child was not wearing a seat belt. The SRD recognized the child as being a 7-year-old student of the school he is assigned to.
He then notified the SCSO Crimes Against Children Unit. The investigation revealed that the female suspect met the child at his bus stop located in unincorporated Altamonte Springs.
She then told her son to get behind the wheel of the vehicle and instructed him to drive through the neighborhood.
It was determined that the child was driving at an average speed of about 28 miles per hour for approximately a third of a mile.
No property was damaged and no one was injured as a result of the incident.
Kwaniqua Glenn, 25, of Altamonte Springs, was charged with child neglect and allowing an unauthorized person to drive a motor vehicle.
Glenn uploaded the video of the incident to social media, where it went viral.