14 year old's joy ride ends in litigation

David Yates Jun. 15, 2010, 12:00pm

Last June, 14-year-old James Turner took his fellow minor Dakota Hall for a joy ride. Unfortunately, the unsanctioned outing ended when he wrapped the car around a telephone pole.

One year later, Dakota's guardian, Stephanie Peveto, has file suit against Turner and his guardian, Earl Glazier.

The suit was filed June 4 in Orange County District Court.

According to court records, Turner was traveling eastbound on Pine Bluff Road "intentionally swerving from side to side on gravel roadway" when he lost control, left the road and struck a telephone pole on the front passenger side.

"Dakota Hall was a passenger in the vehicle and was partially ejected ... suffering trauma to the head, face and right thigh, which resulted in the incident made the basis of this suit" the suit states.

The plaintiffs are seeking all damages allowable under law.

They are represented by attorney Steve Parkhurst of the Dies & Parkhurst law firm.

The case has been assigned to Judge Pat Clark, 128th Judicial District.

Case No. A-100238-c

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