A juvenile from Central Florida was detained after it was reported that he drove a car with another teen riding on top and sped through a high school parking lot. According to an arrest affidavit, Hunter Hamilton’s Infinity G37 struck another parked SUV, causing damage to two additional vehicles.
In connection with the alleged incident at Lake Mary High School, Hamilton, 18, is now accused of reckless driving and culpable negligence. Students who attend the high school in Lake Mary, Florida, have been identified as being both he and the person who was allegedly riding on top of the car.
Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma declared that the incident that took place at Lake Mary High School on Wednesday was very inappropriate and will not be condoned. In addition to being careless, this conduct was also extremely dangerous and put many lives in danger right away.
A number of teenagers are seen in a video of the alleged incident recording what looks to be the Infiniti driving by them as they are gathered in the school parking lot. The driver takes a wide turn as the car accelerates and approaches the corner of the school parking lot, smashing into a parked SUV in the process. The student sitting on the roof slides down the front of the automobile as a result of the collision, and the student flees the scene of the accident.
According to an arrest record, one of the passengers in the SUV hit his head on the driver’s window and had a contusion.
The tweet below confirms the news:
Florida School Officials Warn Against Reckless Driving
Officials from Lake Mary High School called the situation reprehensible in a letter distributed to students and their families.
“These types of behaviors can lead to serious injury and harm to persons and property and are unnecessary. If your child is a driver, please take a moment to speak with them about the importance of safety in vehicles especially when driving on a school campus where others are nearby,” it read.
Sheriff Lemma made it plain that there would be “zero tolerance” for such behavior, and school officials stated that there have never been any previous incidents of irresponsible driving on campus.
“The end of the school year is a time of the year we often see stunts like these increase,” the sheriff added. “Individuals who engage in activities like this should expect severe consequences, including arrests from school resource deputies and officers.”
Florida law classifies reckless driving and culpable negligence as second-degree offenses.
Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story listed the arrestee’s name as “Hunter Hampton,” which was the name provided by a spokesperson for the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office.
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