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Taft Midway Driller - Taft, CA
  • Defendant in wedding fight pleads no contest to reckless driving, other counts dismissed

  • Man was charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon following incident in Taft Heights
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  •  The man accused of trying to run down the groom at a Taft Heights wedding on April 26 pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of reckless driving and felony counts of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon were dropped Wednesday.
    Dustin Little was then sentenced to 90 days in jail.
    With credit for time served and good time, he could be released by June 7.
    Little was arrested by Kern County Sheriff's deputies near Bakersfield a short time after an altercation at a wedding escalated into an incident that, according to the Sheriff's Office, led to the defendant driving his car at the bride and groom outside a home on the 300 block of D Street, resulting in minor injuries to the victims.
    The suspect fled and was later arrested on Highway 119 near Old River.
    The Sheriff's Office said the fight started when Little, a who accompanied an invited guest to the wedding, was asked to remove his friend. Words were exchanged, and Little allegedly insulted the bride, leading to a confrontation with the a groom.
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