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Driver banned from getting behind the wheel after hit-and-run of Willow Spring skateboarder

Posted April 20

David Oakley

— A 47-year-old driver was banned from operating a motor vehicle Thursday, part of his sentence for a January hit-and-run that seriously injured a skateboarder in Willow Spring.

David Oakley pleaded guilty to crossing the center line, hitting 18-year-old Jeremy Hughes and leaving him along the road. He was sentenced to 12 months house arrest and 24 months supervised probation. The judge asked for a review that could see Oakley lose his license.

Oakley was turned in by a relative, and police targeted him as a suspect shortly after Hughes was found.

Hughes father said the family was satisfied with the sentence, calling it "the best possible outcome for everyone."

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  • Misty Lewis Apr 21, 3:12 p.m.
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    For starters people need to get the story straight!!!!! The first story that on here after it happened was not true! That was the boys family trying to make it out to be worse than it was and making their son look innocent and David out to be a monster!!! That is not the case!!!! And once again they have the story all wrong again!!! That is not what happened, just more lies!!!!! It looks like wral would get proof of their stories before airing them nd destroying peoples lives!! But maybe they don't care.....................

  • Jeff Freuler Apr 20, 8:28 p.m.
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    Judge can order all he wants too but the only thing that will totally stop him from getting behind the steering wheel is to keep him in jail. I've seen it too many times.