Teen's Sentence Includes Reading Books

A 15-year-old Oakland Township boy accused of driving without a license when he was involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash has been sentenced to read three books a month, including “The Catcher in the Rye,” one of his victim’s favorites.

Oakland Circuit Judge James Alexander on Tuesday said the boy would be held in a juvenile facility until he is 19.

The teen pleaded no contest to manslaughter with a motor vehicle, driving without a license and failure to stop at the scene of a crash in the June 30 death of 59-year-old Penny Przywara of White Lake Township.

A no-contest plea is not an admission of guilt, but is treated as such for sentencing purposes.

The Detroit News says Alexander was moved by Przywara’s daughters’ recollections of their mother, including her love for reading.

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