Patrick Hayes of Savage Minnesota is facing 10 years in prison and $10,000 in fines after driving the wrong way on Interstate 494. He struck a car and killed three people, including a two year old.
He was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 16 and had just seen a neurologist a couple of days prior to the accident. Blood tests were conducted and only showed an AED administered by paramedics at the scene.
He was involved in several other accidents, including one that caused an 11-car pile up, but failed to report it to the Minnesota DMV. Minnesota Administrative Rule 7410.2500 Subp. 2 requires the reporting of “loss of consciousness or voluntary control” at the time of applying for a driver’s license or within 30 days of the episode.