HealthBlind Michigan choose drives for the primary time, saying...

Blind Michigan choose drives for the primary time, saying he at all times wished to ‘hit the fuel’


A blind Michigan choose went for a drive and a sheriff rode shotgun.

As 100 individuals watched, Richard Bernstein of the Michigan Supreme Court docket drove a automotive on a mud observe Tuesday on the Genesee County fairgrounds, northwest of Flint.

“I’ve at all times wished that feeling of what it’s wish to hit the fuel or what it’s wish to activate the ignition and what it’s wish to function a steering wheel,” Bernstein, 47, informed WNEM-TV.

Sheriff Chris Swanson was within the passenger seat giving instructions and encouragement. They wore helmets.

“Straighten it out. Smooth left, gentle left,” Swanson stated. “He’s doin’ it!”

Bernstein, who’s in search of reelection in November, doesn’t let blindness discourage him from sure objectives. He’s run greater than 20 marathons.

“My entire life, I’ve cherished making individuals’s desires come true,” the sheriff stated. “I really like seeing pleasure on the face, and I’ve seen it the final two hours driving him up right here.”


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