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Thank you for the story on being stopped by the police. I was recently involved in such an incident. I was parked in our village, while running errands, and a stranger got the idea that I had backed up into the car behind me and damaged her bumper! There was damage, but old and not caused by me. He had called the sheriff! I waited to see what would happen. The deputy arrived and took his report. He was rude to me and made me stand far away so I couldn’t hear. Then he looked @ the cars and determined there was no recent damage. Then he scolded me and said I “appeared confused”. I was shaking a lot (from stress) and explained I have PD. He told me my “license was in jeopardy” and I would shortly receive a letter from the state, and have to prove my driving ability was not impaired! No letter ever came, and I renewed my license without a problem. Guilty until proven innocent?

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  • johne
    2 years ago

    I understand from an attorney friend that if you do not report your Parkinson’s disease to the Motor Vehicle Administration, you could be held liable in the event of a vehicle accident.

  • Chris H. moderator
    2 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your story, Zsuzsa! I’m sorry to hear about the negative experience you had with this police officer. You’d think that the officer would have a little more tact than that! Hopefully, this doesn’t happen again for you. Thanks again for sharing and for being part of the community! – Chris, ParkinsonsDisease.net Team Member

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