Should somebody with a history of mental illness be allowed to get behind the wheel of a vehicle?
That question is being asked following an Oklahoma resident’s decision to ram her car into Oklahoma State University’s homecoming parade, resulting in the death of three adults and a toddler, with 50 people injured.
It’s been revealed that Adacia Chambers, who is being held on $1 million bond on four counts of second-degree murder, has a history of mental illness. Both her father and attorney have confirmed this fact.
She’s suspected of being intoxicated when she decided to drive her Hyundai Elantra around barriers to get at the crowd on Saturday.
Attorney Tony Coleman said his client has sought mental health treatment twice in the past.
“I mentioned to her again today that people died and I got no response. The look in her face – there’s a very blank, lifeless look in her face,” Coleman stated.
To ensure the safety of our roadways, should all drivers be screened by a doctor or psychiatrist first before being approved for a driver’s licence? Does that make sense to you?
Read more about the incident HERE.