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20-year-old gets six months in drunken skateboard incident

Posted: October 31, 2013 6:57 p.m.
Updated: October 31, 2013 6:57 p.m.

SANTA CLARITA - A 20-year-old Valencia man was sentenced to more than six months in jail Thursday for driving his car drunk while towing a friend on a skateboard — and then crashing.

During an appearance at Santa Clarita Courthouse on Wednesday, Dallas Taylor Hattox pleaded no contest to one count of driving while having .08 percent or higher blood alcohol, District Attorney’s spokeswoman Jane Robison said.

He was sentenced to 200 days in county jail and ordered to surrender Nov. 25, Robison said. A restitution hearing in the case was scheduled that same day.

Hattox was arrested April 29 and originally charged with impaired driving causing injury.

On the night of the crash, both young men had been drinking in their residential area near Rio Norte Junior High School, officials said.

Hattox let his friend “hang on to the tailgate of his vehicle while riding a skateboard,” California Highway Patrol Sgt. John Lutz said in April.

The car Hattox was driving was southbound on Las Canastas Drive when it hit a concrete curb and a concrete wall on the south edge of La Montura Street. Bystander Dakota Miller was injured.

Miller was taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital suffering “moderate to major” injuries.
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