Ohio authorities unsure how to halt suspended drivers

COLUMBUS (AP) — Authorities in Ohio and elsewhere are bewildered about how to stop people from driving under suspended licenses or even lifetime driving bans.

Driver program director Kevin Lewis with the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators says there’s nothing that can be done, short of taking the offenders’ cars away or putting them in jail.

A man who lost his license after killing an Ohio trooper while driving drunk was recently arrested in central Ohio’s Delaware County on charges of driving under suspension and having an open mixed drink in his vehicle.

The Columbus Dispatch reports Ohio troopers last year arrested 23,000 people for driving with a suspended license. But State Highway Patrol spokeswoman Lt. Anne Ralston it’s unclear what more that law enforcers could do to curb the problem.

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