Law director asks state to halt license revocation

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Knox County law director has asked the state to not revoke more than a thousand driver's licenses set into motion by the county Criminal Court Clerk's Office.

The Knoxville News Sentinel cited court records in reporting many of the 1,279 licenses asked to be revoked belong to people who should not be sanctioned or, at least, not yet.

A 2012 law allows the state to revoke driver's licenses of people who don't pay fines and court fees within a year of conviction, including traffic offenders.

Clerk Joy McCroskey conceded Thursday her office didn't verify the revocations. Among them were cases that had been dismissed, not yet resolved or had met all court requirements.

Knox County Law Director Bud Armstrong asked the state to disregard the entire list.

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