Judge dismisses case of 96-year-old who was caught overspeeding while taking son to doctor

  • A 96-year-old man was caught for overspeeding while taking his 63-year-old son to the doctor
  • The judge dismissed the case and expressed kind words to the old man
  • A lot of social media users were touched by what happened in the courtroom

A 96-year-old man was caught for overspeeding while taking his 63-year-old son to the doctor — good thing, the judge who handled the case was a compassionate and reasonable man.

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During the hearing, Judge Frank Carpio asked Victor Coella why he exceeded the speed limit.

“You are charged with a school zone violation… you were exceeding the speed limit in a school zone,” he said; giving the speeder a chance to defend himself. The elderly man then talked about the medical condition of his son; the reason why he drives for the latter every once in a while, despite his old age.

“I don’t drive that fast, Judge. I’m 96 years old and I drive slowly, and I only drive when I have to,” he said; adding that his son was handicapped and he was  attending to his son’s urgent medical needs.

Carpio dismissed the case and expressed kind words to Coella; touching a lot of people online.

“You are a good man. You really are what America is all about. Here you are in your 90s and you’re still taking care of your family. That’s just a wonderful thing for you,” the judge said. “I wish you all the best. I wish the best for your son and I wish you good health, and your case is dismissed. God bless you.”

Below’s the video of the hearing — don’t forget to prepare your handkerchief first!

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