posted on Jun, 11 2004 @ 05:42 PM
This one defies words.. But I am sure you all will come up with something, or not
Original news source:
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 11, 2004
Alzheimer's-stricken man who violated a judge's instructions to stop driving was jailed for two days before he was ordered transferred Friday to a
secure nursing home.
Albert Brenner, 75, thinks he has a job as a traveling salesman peddling 1970s-era rotary telephones, his lawyer said.
On Wednesday, Judge Geoffrey D. Cohen ordered Brenner held at a state mental hospital for criminals until his mental health could be "restored" and
he can stand trial on battery charges. Cohen said the elderly man posed a danger to the public and himself by insisting on driving.
Brenner was put in the Broward County Jail while waiting for space to open up at the mental hospital.
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Alzheimer's-stricken man and dirving? YIKES!
I can't help but remember that 80 year old man who plowed through that crowded street in California in the recent past killing several and hurting
many more because he was confused and hit the gas not the break peddel.
One side of me feels very sorry for this man. The other is shocked that someone with this condition could have access to a car.
[edit on 11-6-2004 by UM_Gazz]