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    How's it goin?  I'm Ernest. I'm 15 years old and have never been in any trouble before. In fact, I've been on the honor roll all through high school. But now I've really got trouble.  I don't know why I did it, but on a dare from a friend, I borrowed this one neighbor's car. You see, we knew the keys were always in the ignition. Right now, I wish they weren't that day. Anyway, I guess I'm not that great of a driver yet and I accidentally went up over a curb and hit an old lady.  Geez, she's my grandma's age, 72, and I hurt her bad! The police and ambulance showed up and I was arrested and charged with aggravated assault.  And from what I understand, back in 1997 a law got passed in Arizona where this type of case has to be filed in the adult justice system! Before, I might've gotten time in the juvenile jail or put on probation, but now I'll have to serve 7-1/2 years in adult prison!

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    On 03/07/06
    Monica from AZ said:
    WOW!!! I'm so sorry that happened. hope u don't fall so easily into peer pressure! I went through something a little similar, but my punishment was to write a 3 page report on why i can't drive without a license. (from my mom of course)
    On 03/06/06
    slim goodie from TX said:
    man thats crazy hope everything works out for you. seven years. thats too much she didn't even die!!!! well just pray and hopefully god will work it out for you.its a crazy world out there.i drive all the time with out no license i never i caught. the police down here never do anything.Its gladewater. SORRY
    On 03/02/06
    ????? from KY said:
    If your friend was a true friend they wouldn't have given you such a dangerous dare that could possibally get you into trouble like that.
    On 02/01/06
    alex from NC said:
    it wasn't his grandma he hit it was someone his g-ma's age. well goodluck
    On 01/04/06
    brandin from IA said:
    "borrowed" the neighbors car huh? sounds to me like you got lucky that aggravated assult was all you got. i just hope your grandma is ok. and since its not a federal charge your 7.5 years probably will be a lil more like 3 so maybe that i'll be enuff time for your common sense to improve
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