Statement of Bradley Francis Kimmer,taken at the Oberlin Police Station June 4, 1999, 9:30 am.
Mr. Kimmer, you were stopped last night on Salem Road by Patrol OfficerGrove because you appeared to be operating your vehicle in an unsafe manner.We are, of course, still waiting to hear from the lab about the resultsof your blood alcohol test, but because of the timing of this incident weneed to ask you some questions regarding last night.
You were pulled over travelling south-west on Sarrett Road. We'd likeit if you could tell us where else you drove that evening.
I spent the evening at a friend's house. I was just driving home.
Where does this friend live?
Out Coriander Road, a ways south and east of town. I think the numberis 1035. Her name is Marianne Chass; look her up in the phone book.
Mr. Kimmer, you gave your address as 517 Newtown Road; how could yoube driving home from Coriander Street to Newtown Road on Salem Road?
I just felt like driving; I like taking round-about ways.
Do you recall specifically where you drove during the time betweenyour departure from Ms. Chass's house and and the time you were stoppedby the police?
Well, it's a straight shot from Coriander to Salem; what could I havedone but just drive down Coriander and turn left? This is ridiculous. Howcan it matter where exactly I drove?
We're interested because a young woman was found dead last night ona street near where you were driving. We need to know if you saw any pedestriansor other cars, or noticed anything at all unusual about the places you drovepast.
Oh. I'm sorry--I didn't realize. Look, I'd like to be helpful, but Ireally don't remember anything in particular. I didn't notice anything,I didn't see anybody, I didn't hit anybody-I was just driving. The sun waslow, there's nothing but cornfields to see anyway. That's really all I cansay about it.
All right then. Just one more thing: I noticed that your car's rightfront headlight is broken. How did that happen?
Huh, that. Somebody hit my car in a parking lot one day and didn't leavea note or have me paged. I came back to my car and found the light broken.It happened last weekend. I just haven't gotten around to replacing it yet.