Overdue support paid after traffic stops

YOUNGSTOWN — The zero tolerance anti-crime crackdown, in which police and the Ohio State Highway Patrol have recently been stopping numerous motorists in this city, has resulted in a secondary benefit: the collection of delinquent child support, which motorists must pay to get their driver’s licenses reinstated so they can drive legally, a county official said.

On Tuesday, the Mahoning County Child Support Enforcement Agency collected $7,000 in support from 15 walk-in delinquent parents seeking to have their suspended driver’s licenses reinstated, Judee Genetin, agency director, told county commissioners Wednesday.

“Ten of those people said that they were there because of the elevated police coverage,” she reported. License suspension and reinstatement workers at CSEA were “very busy on Tuesday,” Genetin said.

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