PULLMAN – Pullman police have forwarded a case to Child Protective Services after a 2-year-old Potlatch, Idaho, boy was reported to have backed out of a driveway and driven into a garage on Military Hill in Pullman.
Pullman police, fire and EMS responded to the Tuesday crash.
The mother, Holly Herne, 27, of Potlatch, told police a friend was watching the child play with car keys in the front yard. Herne told police the boy opened the door of the 2000 Dodge Durango and crawled inside. Her friend came inside to tell her, she told police.
“The toddler then started the car, put it in reverse, backed out of the driveway, put it in drive and drove down the street,” Cmdr. Chris Tennant told the Lewiston Tribune.
The vehicle traveled about a block before hitting the garage, causing about $5,000 damage. The SUV was also damaged. The boy suffered a minor bump on the head, Tennant said.
He said there are no criminal charges in the incident, but told the Daily News that facts surrounding the incident don’t seem to add up.
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