After crash, Oakland mayor lets others drive

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Oakland Mayor Jean Quan

AP Wire Service

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP)— Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is leaving the driving to staffers or volunteer chauffeurs.

Her spokesman Sean Maher tells the Oakland Tribune (http://bit.ly/1oRt7CI) that the change gives Quan more time to tend to city business.

The newspaper says Quan’s driving has been scrutinized since June, when television news cameras caught her using her cellphone while driving her Toyota Prius and she got into a fender-bender that damaged a city-issued Lexus SUV.

The other driver alleged Quan was on her phone before the June 8 crash; Quan said she submitted her phone records to show that she wasn’t.

A police investigation was unable to determine which driver was at fault.

Quan is running for re-election this November. (end)

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