Police pay a visit to New Zealand home after 9-year-old appears drunk in video

(YouTube video screenshot)

(YouTube video screenshot)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:06 AM ET

A YouTube video of a nine-year-old boy in New Zealand who claims to have drank 18 cans of whisky and cola prompted police attention.

Cops in Hamilton, New Zealand, said they paid a visit to the boy's house Tuesday night after the video quickly went viral in the country.

Inspector Greg Nicholls told local media when officers visited the boy last night, they found him "grossly intoxicated."

"The young boy was very ill ... so much so that calling an ambulance was considered."

In the video, the boy, who attempts to ride his scooter, can be heard slurring his words while teenagers repeatedly ask the boy his name and age to which he replies "nine."

When someone mentions cannabis, the boy claims that he smokes weed.

He claims that his aunt was the one who gave him the alcohol. A girl the boy is with in the video tells the camera "he's allowed" to drink.

The uploader claims to have taken the video to expose New Zealand's problem with underage drinking.


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