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Police arrest woman with Parkinson’s [Visalia Times-Delta]
Avila, 46, says she has suffered from Parkinson’s disease for 11 years and takes several medications for the condition. While waiting for her lunch at In-N-Out Burgers on Mooney Boulevard, she dozed off.

Baldwin Woman Claims To Find Nail In KFC Pot Pie [KDKA]
A Baldwin woman claims she found a nail in her chicken pot pie she bought from KFC.

Employees detain would-be KFC robber [Arizona Republic]
Tremaine Emmanuel Jackson, 27, allegedly entered the store on the 1000 block of East Main Street and hopped the counter while swinging at employees and hitting one of them

Fourth person arrested for McDonalds shooting [KTBS]
Police believe that four people who were not part of the original fracas arrived, pulled guns and started firing indiscriminately and foolishly. None of the students involved in the fight at McDonalds is believed to have had a gun, police said.

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  1. acambras says:

    Not to sound like an a-hole, but if the woman with Parkinson’s fell asleep behind the wheel, is it really good for her to be driving?

    Even if the drowsiness were induced by medications, lots of medications have warnings about driving.

    IANAD and I understand that these things probably need to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, but of several people I’ve ever known with Parkinson’s, none had the muscle control required for driving.

  2. IANAD and I understand that these things probably need to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis

    IANAD? I am not a driver? You dont have a license? Or you just prefer not to drive by choice? ;)

  3. erica.blog says:

    Agreed, she shouldn’t have been driving — whether she was simply tired, or legally medicated, if she was able to nod off in the drive-through lane, she was too tired (or medicated) to be behind the wheel of a car.

    I would hope that DUI violations would apply whether one was drunk, or taking sleeping pills (for example) — either way, the driver is in a state where they don’t have as much control over themselves or the vehicle, and they are putting themselves and the public at risk. I know Parkinson’s is horrible on so many levels, but that doesn’t give her special privileges.

  4. acambras says:

    @Holden Caulfield:

    IANAD = I Am Not A Doctor. I am a driver, and a pretty good one. I could have a Ph.D in parallel parking, if there was such a thing. Then I WOULD be a doctor. ;-)