According to court records, numerous witnesses saw the boy pull into the parking lot of his elementary school in Dover Tuesday morning and get out of the car. Police say his mother, 34-year-old Tammy Oneal, then drove away.
Capt. Tim Stump, a police spokesman, says Oneal told police she has allowed her son to drive in a field since he was 5. Stump says she told police the boy begged her to let him drive to school.
Stump says the child drove about a quarter-mile.
Oneal has been charged with reckless endangering and endangering the welfare of a child. Her phone number is unlisted and she could not be reached.