Police Arrest Record Numbers of Drivers Operating After Suspension 

Maine State Police say they have issued a

record number of citations this year to motorists driving on

suspended licenses.

So far this year, police have cited 3,089 drivers for operating

after suspension. That’s 50 percent higher than the 2,044 drivers

who were cited for all of 2006.

The state has been cracking down on suspended drivers the past

couple of years following a high-profile fatal accident in 2005 in

which a truck driver who had a suspended license slammed into the

rear of a car on the Maine Turnpike, killing a Scarborough woman.

The truck driver, Scott Hewitt, had 63 prior driving convictions

and more than 20 license suspensions.