POLICE in Melbourne have been left gobsmacked after a teenage boy squeezed 10 of his mates into his mother’s car and drove to McDonald’s to cure their midnight munchies craving.
Highway Patrol officers pulled the Ford Territory over for a random breath test on Pindara Boulevard in Langwarrin, in Melbourne’s far southeast shortly after 12.30am on Thursday.
The officers were stunned as they watched 11 teenagers pile out of the vehicle – five of them crawled out of the boot, while four others stumbled out of the backseat.
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Police said the only two people who wearing seatbelts were the driver and his front seat passenger.
The teens had allegedly piled into the car for a “late night fast food run” to cure their “midnight munchies craving”, police said in a statement.
The 18-year-old driver is expected to be charged with not displaying P-plates, breaching driving conditions for having more than one passenger, overloaded vehicle, and nine counts of failing to wear seatbelts.
The teenager’s mother’s car will also be impounded for a minimum of 30 days.
“The worst punishment of all is telling his mum the news that he has been issued with a notice to surrender her car,” police said.