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Teen Driver Sentenced for Hitting Classmate

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) -- On Thursday, a judge sentenced a teenage driver to pay a $2,500 fine for running over a classmate with his car, ABC affiliate KATV-TV reports.

On Dec. 14, Omar Ayyeh, 19, was backing up his SUV in the parking lot of Hall High School. He stopped for a few seconds and then accelerated towards several students and hit Dayonte Hokes.

Hokes survived, but sustained a major knee injury.

Ayyeh was charged with third degree battery. He plead guilty.

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