Maine State Police say they have issued a
record number of citations this year to motorists driving on
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.