Monday morning, the defense rested its case in the vehicular homicide trial of Loren Bishop.
The 51-year-old decided not to take the stand in his own defense. When making his decision Bishop told the judge he was clear-headed and there was nothing clouding his judgment.
Bishop is charged in the death of 73-year-old Mary Miller. A week before he drove his SUV through Miller’s home, an ER doctor says she treated Bishop for a broken arm.
But prosecutors say he was not taking the drugs as prescribed and should not have been behind the wheel that night last January.
Dr. Rachael Sokol: “When I prescribe any kind of substance that has the ability to alter their ability to drive, operate heavy machinery, I think they should not drive.”
Prosecutor: “You instructed Mr. Bishop not to drive.
Dr. Rachael Sokol: “That would be correct.”
Prosecutor: “While taking Tramadal?”
Dr. Rachel Sokol: “Correct.”
Testimony is expected to end Friday. Prosecutors are calling two rebuttal witnesses before resting its case.