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Police: Man drove vehicle over boy’s bicycle after argument in Carlisle

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CARLISLE — Borough police filed a summons against a West Virginia teenager who they say hit a bicycle on purpose after an argument with another teen.

Carlisle Police reported Monday that Dakarai A. Petty, 18, will be sent a summons for simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and careless driving after he drove at a high rate of speed at a 17-year-old’s bicycle in the parking lot of Weis Market on East High Street at 4:18 p.m. Nov. 23.

Police said Petty was involved in a verbal argument with the 17-year-old and his father in the parking lot. Petty then left the lot at a high rate of speed, hitting the teen’s bicycle. The teen had just jumped off the bicycle to avoid being hit.

The teenager was not hurt in the incident.

The bicycle became lodged under Petty’s

car, and was still stuck there when he was spotted driving at a high rate of speed at West High and North Hanover streets. Petty was stopped in the 100 block of West High Street, police said.

No docket information was yet available for the incident.

District Attorney David Freed said the charges are typical for an incident that doesn’t result in injuries. More serious charges may have been filed if the victim had been hit. For example, a more serious charge of aggravated assault would have to be proven by showing an intentional attempt to cause serious bodily injury.

Reckless behavior is not enough to warrant such a charge, Freed said.

“In most cases, I would defer to the police on the scene who know the facts best,” Freed said. “If other facts come to light, then more serious charges can be added at the preliminary hearing.”


Posted earlier on Cumberlink:

CARLISLE — A summons was filed against a West Virginia teenager after police said he purposefully struck a bicycle recently vacated by another teen with whom he had just argued on Nov. 23.

Carlisle Police reported Monday that Dakarai A. Petty, 18, will be sent a summons for simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and careless driving after he drove at a high rate of speed at a 17-year-old’s bicycle in the parking lot of Weis Market on East High Street at 4:18 p.m. Nov. 23.

Police said Petty was involved in a verbal argument with the 17-year-old and his father in the parking lot. Petty then left the lot at a high rate of speed, striking the teen’s bicycle, of which the teenager had just jumped off to avoid being struck. The teenager was not hurt in the incident.

The bicycle then became lodged underneath Petty’s car, and Petty was seen still driving at a high rate of speed at West High and North Hanover streets with the bicycle still stuck underneath. Petty was stopped in the 100 block of West High Street, police said.

No docket information was yet available for the incident.

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