Living and laughing with a disability - cerebral palsy; ordinary life, extraordinary circumstances.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Yes, Judge, I drive

I served my County yesterday. Jury duty.

This is the second time I have been called. Four years ago I was on a week long trial.

Taking my scooter on a Max train downtown, finding a place to park it in the juror pool is all outside my realm of comfort.

I was called to a courtroom to be vetted for a trial. Answering the basic questions: "My name is Troy Wittren...I am a Title 4E eligibility specialist withe child welfare...I have a BS degree from Oregon State...I live with my wife and son..."

I sense that the people in the courtroom don't expect to hear any of that from me, the disabled guy in the scooter.

They forgot to ask if we drive. I raised my hand that I did. A little later the Judge asked my directly, "Sir, do you drive?"

"Yes, I do."

I should have said "Just google 'Troy Wittren jet white'."

Probably would have been contempt of court.

I was not selected for the jury.

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