When an incident makes it to prime time news and the public seems interested, you can rest assured that, for better or worse, the protagonists' past will be subject to the same kind of scrutiny from the press as Presidential candidates during primary elections…
In the case of Massachusetts resident Edwin “Jay” Mieses Jr., 32, who was seriously injured during the events in New York City this past Sunday when Alexian Lien ran over him with his Range Rover, and who according to his wife, could be "paralyzed forever", the Boston Globe dug up details about his driving past.
The Registry of Motor Vehicles told the newspaper that while Mieses was a resident of the State, he never had a "valid Massachusetts driver’s license for a passenger vehicle and has never applied for a motorcycle license".
According to the registry records, Mieses had applied for a learner’s permit in 1999 and 2000, but he wasn't able to obtain a full license "because he failed to pay fines imposed after he was ticketed for speeding in Lawrence in 1999".
The Boston-based news daily also discovered the following information about Mieses:
"Since 1999, he has been ticketed by police 16 times, in Lawrence, Methuen, Roxbury, Andover, and New Hampshire, according to registry records. In June, the Registry notified the National Driver Register that Mieses was a habitual traffic offender whose right to drive in Massachusetts was revoked until 2017, records show."
We still don't know what will happen with Mieses, and whether he will face any charges or if he or his family will take Alexian Lien to court, but if any of those scenarios play out, then his driving past will likely surface again. Naturally, the only thing that really matters right now is Mieses' recovery.
Shout out to 'DemoDerbyThem' for the heads up!
Photos via FaceBook/Jay Meezee