Family Pushes for Legislation
KENNEWICK, Wash. - The trial is over for the Pastor convicted of Vehicular Homicide. Now the victim's family is pushing for a new state law they hope will make Washington roads safer.
The Casey family told KNDU even though the court convicted the man who caused the death of their daughter, nothing can bring her back, but with this law they can prevent another innocent person from dying.
The new law would require Washington doctors, like those that examined Pastor Randall Foos, to report to the State Department of Licensing when their patient's health becomes too poor to drive. Right now doctors don't.
The Casey family hopes the law will help people know when to quit. Some Benton County Prosecutors think it's an idea Washington needs.
"As testimony indicated the doctors felt they could not report to the Department of Licensing what they were telling to Reverend Foos. They could not report he was not legal to drive," said Benton Co. Deputy Prosecutor Terry Bloor.
Only five states in the country have a reporting system. Oregon is one of them. And the Caseys said they would like to model their law after Oregon's, which protects doctors who report patients who may struggle with driving.
The Caseys plan to meet to with State Senator Jerome Delvin on Saturday to discuss the idea.