PONTIAC (WWJ) – Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson is expected to return to his desk in the Executive Office Building next week according to a press release from his office.

The exact date will be determined in the coming days. His first order of business will be to hold a staff meeting with all his deputies and directors.

“My staff has briefed me daily on county business during my recovery,” Patterson said. “But I’m looking forward to getting back behind my desk where I can work on county business firsthand.”

Patterson will continue his physical therapy after he returns to the office.

“I’m still on the mend. But I’ve made significant progress to be able to get back in the saddle,” Patterson said.

Patterson and his security officer, James Cram, were injured in an Aug. 10 crash in Auburn Hills, a report released from Auburn Hills police stated that  neither Patterson nor his driver, an ex-state trooper were wearing seatbelts, at the time of the crash. The report also stated that the driver and passenger in the other car, were not wearing seatbelts.


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