Boy, 8, drives dad's van to get McDonald's cheeseburger

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An 8-year-old boy drove his little sister to McDonald's after learning how to drive on YouTube. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

A craving for a McDonald's cheeseburger apparently prompted an 8-year-old Ohio boy to take his 4-year-old sister for a ride in his dad's van, which he learned to drive on the internet.

East Palestine police Officer Jacob Koehler told WKBN-TV the father went to bed Sunday and the mother fell asleep on the couch with the kids.

Koehler says witnesses saw the boy driving and called police in East Palestine, a city about 90 miles southeast of Cleveland. He says the boy drove about a mile to the restaurant, through intersections and over railroad tracks, without mishap.

Witnesses say the boy appeared to obey traffic laws.

Koehler says the boy told him he learned to drive by watching YouTube videos.

No charges have been filed.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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