Claremore Daily Progress

Catoosa

October 7, 2012

County due $110,000 in uncollected fines

Court Clerk Czapansky not filing driver’s license suspensions since January 2012

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CLAREMORE —

Cook was not the only officer to comment but others were unable to do so on the record due to their current positions with different law enforcement agencies.
Multiple complaints and comments were given to the Claremore Progress regarding the issue.
The issue is bigger then simply not filing paperwork the officers explained.
Essentially, if they don’t pay, they don’t drive. Those who choose to drive with a suspended license can face severe penalties.
Driving with a suspended license is a misdemeanor, under Oklahoma Statute 47, § 6-303.
Fines can range between $100 and $1,000 and can carry a one-year sentence in jail. 
Another issue with the lack of compliance is the prohibitive nature of the warrant system. 
Although warrants will be issued for the individual’s arrest the system does not communicate across all law enforcement agencies or state lines.
Unless the offender’s license is suspended then it is very difficult to catch them. This means the court clerk; state and Department of Public Safety have a limited ability to recoup court expenses.
Additionally, these lawbreakers are given the opportunity to become repeat offenders, which creates a greater public safety issue.

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