A traffic stop in Texas became a child endangerment case after cops say they pulled over an 11-year-old girl who was driving home with her 10-year-old brother.
According to police in Pasadena, there were no adults in the car when the little girl was allegedly seen driving 49 mph in a 35 mph zone.
When she was pulled over, cops say the girl told them her mother, 25-year-old Maria Lopez, has let her drive in the past but that she'd never before driven her brother alone.
Pasadena Police Department said an officer spotted a Dodge Durango speeding Friday afternoon. He said that when the officer asked for a driver's license, the little girl denied she was speeding, according to KTRK.
"Thank God no one was injured in the vehicle or in the public," Vance Mitchell of the Pasadena Police Department said.
In court Friday, prosecutors said the children's aunt had driven the kids to a store, then a friend's house about two miles from the family's home. Instead of driving them home, authorities say the aunt decided she wanted to stay at her friend's house.
After calling Lopez, prosecutors say the aunt was told the girl could drive the car home without her.
Maria Lopez was ordered held on $3,000 bond.