WOODS CROSS -- Woods Cross police just want to make sure a 9-year-old boy is safe after he was forced to run alongside his mom's car because he missed the school bus.
"We will make home visits and see what is going on," said Police Chief Greg Butler.
At 9 a.m. Thursday, police were dispatched to 1500 S. 1100 West after receiving phone calls from motorists about a boy running alongside a slow-moving car.
When officers arrived, the boy's 37-year-old mother admitted she was upset with her son for missing the bus. He asked her to drive him to school, but instead she held onto the boy's belt while forcing him to walk while she drove, Butler said.
"Witnesses said at times the boy had to run to keep up with the car," Butler said.
Butler said police have not had any previous dealings with the family.
The case has been referred to the Davis County Attorney's Office for possible charges and the Division of Child and Family Services has also been contacted to do a follow up investigation.