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'Scary Larry' retires after 20-year reign of 'terror'

Original post made on Dec 14, 2011

Young driver-hopefuls in line at the Pleasanton DMV smiled uneasily early this summer at the thought of the legendary man who might be their driving test examiner.

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Posted by Oh Mom
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Dec 14, 2011 at 11:18 am

Oh My Goodness!!! Scary Larry retired. I thought he was named Scary Larry because he almost always failed the boys the first time and passed the girls. I know so many families that happened too, including my own. My kids were not afraid of him. My daughters actually liked him. He seemed to be a nice man. I wish him well in his retirement.

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Posted by A Mom
a resident of Donlon Elementary School
on Dec 14, 2011 at 6:07 pm

I had "Scary Larry" for my driver's test when I moved here from Canada. I passed. Was hoping my student would get him this summer when he took his test. Congratulations on your retirement. I hope you do start up a driving school, you have a lot to share with our young people.