Another reason we need state required testing, For everyone over 65 years of age..This isn't really a funny story but one worth telling. Last Tuesday morning appx 5 am OHP dispatcher advised Unit XXX that they had report of older model black Cadillac southbound on I-235 going 10 mph in outside lane.
Unit XXX turned around and caught up with the vehicle. He advised dispatch that it was an elderly woman from Edmond who was just lost. He was going to turn her around and she promised to drive highway speed.
A couple of minutes later he radioed in that she only got up to 20 mph so he was going to park his vehicle, take her home and Unit ZZZ was going to follow him and pick him up. A few minutes passed and he had the dispatcher run her DL. He also advised she was almost out of gas so he was going to try to get to where she traded to get gas.
The lady was 90 yrs old, had no family and had been driving all night, lost and afraid to stop. The trooper took her home, called her pastor and asked him to come check up on her as soon as he could.
Kinda renews your faith in people to hear of a young man like Unit XXX who didn't just go the extra mile for someone in need but went way beyond.
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