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Teen, 14, Crashes Dad's Classic Car after Joyride

A 14-year-old Portsmouth boy is in trouble with the law – and his dad – after allegedly going for a joyride in his father's 1973 Plymouth Duster and crashing it into a Nissan Pathfinder on North Water Street on Saturday.

Photo: Mark Schieldrop
Photo: Mark Schieldrop
If there was any reason to get grounded for the summer, this might be it. It's also a lesson in how easy it is to lose control of a car — especially a classic muscle car that has no traction control.

A 14-year-old Portsmouth boy is in trouble with the law – and his dad – after allegedly going for a joyride in his father's 1973 Plymouth Duster and crashing it into a Nissan Pathfinder on North Water Street on Saturday.

Police said the juvenile told them he took the car without his father’s permission and lost control when he took a corner on Summit Drive at North Water Street.

Police charged the teen with driving without a license and taking a motor vehicle without permission. When officers at the scene told his father they would be charging his son, he reportedly said “please do so, so he learns a lesson.”

The matter will be adjudicated in Family Court.

the1 July 02, 2014 at 09:25 AM
refreshing to see the Dad's response in place of the "not my boy" response you often see today... good job Dad.
Linda July 02, 2014 at 11:47 AM
Right on dad. You did your son a favor. Good job!
Chris Christensen July 02, 2014 at 02:30 PM
Tough love! Takes guts to show it. Right on to the father.
nagaer July 02, 2014 at 05:02 PM
Who cares, this isn't news. Things must be really slow in cow country.
mike July 02, 2014 at 11:50 PM
Good for you Dad! Not like the other parents who must have squashed that other story this morning! The one about the Portsmouth teens drinking by a fire at sandy point beach at 3:00 am and going for a getaway drive!

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