A few details on the Gleich driver’s license suspension

I finally figured out how to get a copy of James Gleich’s driving record from the DMV, and it confirms his license was suspended on Sept. 22. This was about 3-1/2 weeks after the collision that killed Mingo Pelkey.

The document gives the reason for the suspension as “MED P.” According to the DMV, that means:

Present physical or mental condition renders it unsafe for the person to operate a motor vehicle. Suspended until the person establishes eligibility under ORS 807.090.

The document also shows that he was first issued an Oregon driver’s license on Sept. 3, 2010. Prior to that, it looks like he had an Oregon ID card, which was issued in 2007. I’m told this type of driver’s record goes back about five years.

One explanation might be that he moved here from out of state, but why he got an ID rather than a driver’s license in 2007 we don’t know.

You can also see on the record the two prior accidents (“ACC”) and the conviction (“CONV”) on running the red light, for which he was written a citation in the June 13 accident. “F OBEY TCD” means “failure to obey a traffic control device.” I’m guessing the Pelkey accident does not show up here yet because it is still under investigation.

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For a list of all posts about the Mingo Pelkey case, go here.

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9 thoughts on “A few details on the Gleich driver’s license suspension

  1. Once again, thank you for continuing to look into this. I haven’t seen anything more in the Reg since the initial group of stories. I’m glad you’re still there with this one.

  2. The People Finder from Melissa Data says that he’s had 5 addresses in Whittier, CA, so you’re probably correct that he moved here from out of state. His father has lived in Eugene for quite a while.

  3. PLEASE IF ANYONE SAW MINGO PELKEY’S ACCIDENT ON AUG. 29 AROUND 7 PM ON RIVER ROAD CLOSE TO THE IRVING, HUNSAKER INTERSECTION, OR SAW THE DRIVING BEHAVIOR OF JAMES ROBERT GLEICH PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT PLEASE CONTACT THE EUGENE POLICE DEPARTMENT. MORE WITNESSES THE BETTER. WE DO NEED HELP WITH THIS ONE. PLEASE, PLEASE TALK IT UP AND ASK AROUND FOR ANY WITNESS TO PLEASE COME FORWARD.
    WE THE PARENTS OF MINGO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU HELP AND CONCERNS.

    1. Please look at the reply under “request for help from Mingo Pelkey’s parents” May you finally find peace with your loss.

  4. Yes. He lived in Whittier. I am Jim’s ex-wife and I was saddened to read about this horrible accident. Don’t bother to look for anything incriminating about James…you won’t find it. he has never been in trouble, and has always been a safe driver, regardless of how far you can go back to view his drivong record or not. The head injury he experienced was obviuosly a turning point in his life that has now caused him to collect social security checks. this is not Jim. He has always been a hard worker and my heart goes out to all the victims family as well as James. It is a horrible accident and I’m sure he is regretful and moarnful that it happened. but it was just that..an accident. Nothing sinister. I would hope that no one would ever find themselves in that situation. Imagine what he imust be feeling right now, knowing that he accidently took a life! I pray for all involved, and that we show a little compassion for ALL those involved in such an unfortunate occurance!! I will pray for the deceased and her family, and Jim every day! Bless you all. But for the Grace of God, there go I.
    Deborah Florez

    1. I am the x sis-n-law cindy, yes, jim did live in whittier, thats where i met him, we all grew up in cali. I will not sit here now and tell you that he was an angel or the kindest man ever…. I will say what i know about him from our relationship. He was somewhat soft spoken, easy going, and a hard worker, good musician and smart. He never once made any comments, statements or acted in a way to give me the impression that he might be reckless or have no regards for others. Still, a life was lost. I am a christian and will pray for the family of the accident victims family, i cant imagine the heartache that wont heal going on right now, and i in no way want to deminish their loss by my comments. Please have Mercy!…on all !!
      cindy

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