Authorities have agreed to drop charges against a man who had a heart attack
and crashed into another vehicle.
Police state that 20-year-old Dan Langley suffered a heart attack while
driving, which caused him to collide with another vehicle. Later, he was
in a medically-induced
coma for three days. After being released from the hospital, Mr. Langley was cited for unsafe
driving, reckless driving and tailgating.
At the initial hearing, at which he appeared without a lawyer, the first
two charges were dismissed and Mr. Langley plead guilty to the lesser-included
offense of obstructing traffic. An attorney was later able to get the
third charge dismissed as well.
The state may often take adverse action against individuals who have a
loss-of-consciousness disorder, such as epilepsy or narcolepsy. At a hearing to determine your medical
competency to operate a motor vehicle in Fresno County, there could be
one of several possible outcomes: