driving newsA Rhode Island judge is making an example out of a 17-year-old driver.

Lyle Topa and two friends drove away from a party where they’d been drinking before Topa drove into a tree, totally his car and leaving one of his friends comatose for weeks.

Chief Magistrate William Guglietta of the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal handed down the stiffest decision possible: banning the 17-year-old from getting a Rhode Island drivers license in this lifetime.

At the time of the crash, Topa was driving with a suspended license for two previous offenses.

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