A 12-year-old boy with autism gained access to a construction utility vehicle in Long Island Saturday and drove in it before crashing into some parked cars and someone's front yard.
A 12-year-old Long Island boy was charged Saturday after he went missing and was later found behind the wheel of a flatbed truck crashed into a front yard.
Police said the boy was somehow able to sneak on to a construction site at about 5 p.m. and drive off in a utility truck.
While behind the wheel of the massive flatbed truck, the boy smashed into a row of parked cars before ending up in someone's front yard on Carnation Road, police said.
No one was injured.
The boy was charged with third-degree unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and was released from police custody on an appearance ticket to his father. He is due back in family court Oct. 17.