Accused dangerous driver acquitted of offence because of ADHD

Accused dangerous driver acquitted of offence because of ADHD

Joaquim Gomes Dos Penedos caused a three-vehicle crash when he drove his roofing company’s Ford F350 pick-up truck through a red light in Etobicoke at 67 km/h during the afternoon rush hour on Halloween day in 2015.

The impact of the horrendous collision reshaped the Portuguese immigrant’s life in an unimaginable way:  In addition to being acquitted of a serious offence, he’s now on medication for his Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

His previously undiagnosed ADHD was key in a judge’s decision two weeks ago to acquit Penedos of dangerous driving causing bodily harm and dangerous driving.

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