Woman Arrested After Allowing 7-Year-Old Drive, Posting Video Online

Remember seeing this video as you scrolled your news feed last week? Well….

 

A 34-year-old Altamonte Springs woman was arrested Thursday after Seminole County deputies discovered video online of her letting a 7-year-old boy drive on public roads, officials said.

The video was first brought to the attention of investigators when a Seminole County Sheriff’s Office school resource deputy saw it on social media and realized he knew the boy who was driving.

The SRD recognized the child as being a 7-year-old student of the school he is assigned to,” a sheriff’s office release said.

The deputy reported the video to the sheriff’s office Crimes Against Children Unit, which initiated an investigation.

The child, who was not identified, was picked up at the bus stop by the woman in the video, who let him get behind the wheel of her vehicle, deputies said.

“I’ve seen him on a tricycle, I mean a bicycle. Never a car though,” said neighbor Bertha Smith.

The boy drove about 28 mph for about one-third of a mile along narrow two-lane streets, the sheriff’s office said.

The person filming the boy was later identified as Kwaniqua Glenn, who was arrested and charged with child neglect and allowing an unauthorized person to drive a motor vehicle, authorities said.

Glenn has bonded out of jail.

The sheriff’s office told Eyewitness News it’s still investigating whether Glenn has had her son drive before. But Glenn posted several videos on her Facebook page of her son driving as young as 5 years old.

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