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9-year-old drives car to grandma's house with 4-year-old in backseat

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WASHINGTON COUNTY (WKOW)-- A 9-year-old child with a 4-year-old in the backseat drove a car several miles to visit their grandmother's house in Washington County, authorities said.

"I saw one little kid, real little kid probably (around 4 years old) or somewhere in there. The other kid, I really didn't see the other kid, but the one kid was in the back seat. Some bicycles (were) back there that were pulled out and that was about it," said witness Terry Weissenborn.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office said the children ended up in the parking lot of Wegner's Cedar Lake Inn. Apparently, the children took an open car with keys inside from a boat dealership off Highway 33.

The 9-year-old drove from there onto Highway 144 for about four miles, authorities said.

Witnesses who followed the kids managed to stop them. No damage or injuries were reported.

"A lot of people I talked to out here were amazed that this all ended so safely. They say 144 here is a real curvy road and the kids were driving just feet from the lake," Weissenborn said. "It's unbelievable that they made it this far without hitting anything or hurting themselves or anybody else."

Authorities said no charges will be filed but the Washington County Human Services Department and West Bend police will do a follow-up investigation with the children.

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