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Friday, March 20, 2009

Drive Safely this Weekend; BSO Blitz in Progress

I do not know how John Mesirow keeps on finding these great posts on his blog Legal Juice.

But I agree with this one, if there is a worse driver out there, I'd be shocked. As reported in The Hamilton Spectator, here are some highlights of Toronto resident Gloria O'Neill's driving history:
Her driver’s licence was suspended as far back as 1978, when she was just 21. In 1984, it was suspended again.

Still forbidden to drive, she got a new licence under a different name. When that, too, was suspended, she got a third. In 1995, according to parole documents, O’Neill rolled her car on Highway 401, breaking her back in two places. She was charged in March of that year with driving while under suspension and got 15 days in jail.

Five years ago, after she [ran a red light, and] dragged a pedestrian to his death in a crosswalk, a court banned her from driving for 10 years. At the time of this hit-and-run, she was driving with TWO suspended licenses, under different names. She was also convicted of perjury for lying at her bail hearing about her criminal record and multiple licence suspensions. She only served 9 months for killing this man!

All told, [Ms. O'Neill] has been involved in at least 15 collisions, often in rented or borrowed cars.
This would be a funny photo had the driver not a history of killing and maiming people on the roadways. So BSO is doing its aggressive zero tolerance driving blitz again this weekend.

Drive carefully. The life you save may be your own.

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