Sergeant Jon Brandel was patrolling in the City of Dalton Gardens on December 12 when he saw a small sedan heading eastbound on Hanley Ave., just after 5:00 p.m. The car was traveling at a very slow pace with several other cars following.
Sergeant Brandel reported it appeared the driver of the car was having some difficulty, and kept pulling into the bicycle lane. He stopped the car and contacted the driver, who turned out to be an 89 year old Dalton Gardens resident.
The driver told Sergeant Brandel she couldn’t see well, and was just trying to get back to her house. She went on to say she had gone to the store for groceries because she had been out for a few days and was starting to get hungry. She said she hadn’t planned on being out so long and when she started for home, it became dark and started to rain, so she was having difficulty locating her residence.
As Sergeant Brandel was attempting to locate a family member to assist her, Sergeant Ward Crawford arrived on scene and stayed with her.