Police: Vt. man let 13-year-old drive

WHITEHALL, N.Y. – Whitehall Police have arrested a man from Rutland, Vermont following a traffic stop in which police say the driver was a 13-year-old male.

Police say around 1:55 a.m. Friday they pulled a car over after observing the driver speeding on Route 4 in the village of Whitehall. When police asked the driver for a license they say he was unable to produce any identification and determined to be 13-years-old.

Also in the car was a 14-year-old passenger and the owner of the vehicle, 21-year-old Michael Mullady, police say.

Police found that Mullady had permitted the young teen to operate his vehicle, knowing his true age and identity.

The teens were released to their parents. Mullady has been charged with Reckless Endangerment 1st-degree, a felony, Obstruction of Governmental Administration and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, both misdemeanors, and remanded to the Washington County Correctional Facility on $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 bond.

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