A Rhode Island judge imposed a lifetime driving ban on a 17 year-old in an attempt to send a message about reckless driving, the Associated Press reported on Friday.
Lyle Topa's license was revoked for the rest of his life following a crash in Charlestown which left one passenger in a coma for weeks.
Judge William Guglietta told the Associated Press that Rhode Island's roads are "littered with broken dreams and broken futures."
The teen will have a chance to appeal to the court to get his license back.
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