A 14-year-old was discovered driving by Gardaí over the weekend.
Roads policing teams from Carlow and Kilkenny noticed a vehicle pulling out of a local premises at approx 11:30pm on Saturday night with no lights on.
It then appeared that the driver wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, had no NCT and the car had been taken without the permission of its owner who had apparently left the keys in the ignition.
In a social media posting, Gardaí say “There were all the ingredients present for a devastating fatal collision, not an accident as people so often say. On this occasion, the dice rolled favourably and the outcomes are manageable.”