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Driving while blind a reality for Hobart man; judge not pleased

Updated: July 13, 2011 9:33AM



Richard Bombain, 30, of Hobart, appeared in Gary City Court Monday to explain why he missed a court date in May.

“I was in the hospital,” Bombain told Judge Pro Tem Itsia Rivera. He was arrested April 2 driving without a valid license. Rivera asked him why he couldn’t get a license.

“I’m blind,” he replied.

“How many people are you trying to kill?” she asked.

“I apologize,” he added.

“I don’t want your apology. I want you to stay off the road,” Rivera warned.

Bombain said he is legally blind. Trial is set for Sept. 26.



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