Tuesday letters: Should Randolph be driving a car?

July 30, 2013 

— I wouldn’t be surprised if the recent incident involving state NAACP President Lonnie Randolph leads to a lawsuit. Police officers then would be required to make sure erratic behavior is not medically related before an arrest is made. I thought their primary job was to serve and protect.

My question is, why would someone with this medical condition be allowed to drive a motor vehicle that could be involved in a fatal accident? Some of our high-ranking officials were aware of Mr. Randolph’s medical condition but let him continue to drive, thus putting public safety at risk. I’m sure the public would like to hear where these leaders stand on this issue.

Joe Pappas


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