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Joyriding turns into 45 days of jail time
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A youth who wrecked his stepfather’s vehicle after taking it without permission has been sentenced to a month and a half in jail.
The defendant, Brand Dale Boling, 20, entered guilty pleas last week before General Sessions Judge Larry Ross to charges of joyriding, vandalism and driving on a suspended license. He was ordered to serve 45 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence and make $1,500 restitution for damage to the vehicle in which he was joyriding. His sentence will be served in addition to any jail time he may get from an unrelated case he faces in circuit court.
His sentence comes after the victim reported his vehicle had been stolen from his residence. The vehicle was returned but had damage to its fender and door facing.
“Mr. Boling confessed to taking the vehicle and wrecking it,” said sheriff’s investigator Travis Thaxton.
Along with the joyriding charge, Boling was also charged with driving on a suspended license, a charge that came as officers were arriving to investigate the call regarding the stolen truck. Lawmen revealed they passed Boling on the road while driving to his house, seeing him driving despite not having a valid driver license.