abc
QUICK LINKS:

Authorities: 1 in 8 Minn. Drivers Lacks License

Created: 02/05/2014 10:32 AM WDIO.com

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Authorities say about one in eight drivers on Minnesota roads does not have a valid license allowing them to get behind the wheel.

As part of a joint investigation, KARE-TV and Minnesota Public Radio News analyzed Minnesota court records and looked at driving violations.

They found that since 2008, there have been nearly 310,000 convictions for violations related to driving without a valid license. Those convictions include people who drive with suspended, revoked, or cancelled licenses. The records show thousands of repeat offenders.

Jon Cummings is a victims' advocate at Minnesotans for Safe Driving. He says when someone is determined to drive without a license, it's hard to keep him or her from getting behind the wheel. He says innocent people often pay the price.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Front Page

  • Hibbing's Campaign: "Good to Grow"

    As business development reaches the $50+million dollar mark in 2014, the city and chamber decided to share their good news in a campaign.

  • Horse Therapy in Grand Rapids Helps Veterans and Struggling Adults, Kids

    Whoever said a dog is man's best friend, never had a horse. At five miles per hour, Montana and a group of horseback riders are making their way to the North Star Stampede Rodeo. They're camping along the way and helping people as well. 

  • Fill the Wagon with School Supplies

    The Hibbing Salvation Army and other community groups are pulling a covered wagon downtown, to collect school supplies.

  • Bucks-Only Hunt This Fall in Most of NE Minn.

    Deer hunters in most of northeastern Minnesota will only be allowed to harvest bucks this fall as the Department of Natural Resources tries to rebuild deer numbers.  The bucks-only harvest will take place in 14 permit areas covering Lake, Cook, and much of St. Louis counties.

  • Gov. Scott Walker's Favorability Drops in New Poll

    A new poll shows Gov. Scott Walker's approval ratings dropped in May to 47 percent. The poll also says 49 percent say they either don't have an opinion about Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke or haven't heard enough about her to form one.

 
Advertisement