CHP Recommends Charging State Senator


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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, June 4, 2007

CHP Sergeant Les Bishop says the Senator hit a center divide guardrail on I-80– making what he called an “unsafe turning movement.”  He says she also rear-ended another car on state route 12, while driving her vehicle at “an unsafe speed.”  In both instances Bishop says Migden’s use of a cell phone was a contributing factor.   

The CHP has recommended the Solano county District Attorney charge Migden with reckless driving.  And the highway patrol has asked the Department of Motor Vehicles to re-evaluate Migden’s fitness to drive. 

In a statement, Migden said she was very sorry about the accident she caused.  She said that she is not driving, and is undergoing a medical evaluation.  She announced shortly after the crashes that she has been battling Leukemia for ten years, and her medication may have been a factor.