COMMUNITY EFFORT TO MAKE OUR ROADS SAFER FOR ALL
Jason Owens, owner of Patriot Buick Pontiac GMC, recently unveiled an instructor-brake-fitted Chevy Malibu for use in the On-theRoad Driver Training Program at Owen J. Roberts High School, which began in 2011 when Mr. Owens provided a vehicle for the district to use. Longtime friends, Jason Owens and retired Judge James DeAngelo, discussed their belief that school-based, hands-on driver training would create safer drivers and a safer community. Partnering with District Judge John Hipple, they worked to keep this program alive in 2018 and beyond.
Due to the generosity of community members and Patriot Buick Pontiac GMC, Owen J. Roberts can continue a fee-based behind-the-wheel training, a natural extension of classroom education. The hands-on training is of no cost to taxpayers.
Acting High School Principal Dr. Sean Earley, Michelle Frees (wife of the late James B. Frees II, school board member who worked on this project), Superintendent Dr. Susan Lloyd, McKinley Frees (daughter of the late James Frees), Judge James DeAngelo (ret.), District Judge John Hipple, and Jason Owens of Patriot GMC.