Suspended licenses. We ran a report for the following: Machias, East Machias, Cutler, Jonesboro, Machiasport, Wesley, and Whiting Zip codes.
This report showed a total of 490 suspended licenses. Removing known deceased and relocated individuals, would reduce this to roughly 350-400 suspended licenses.
There have been recent accidents which involved suspended operators. In an effort to bring awareness to the public, we offer the following:
If you are in doubt about your license status, you can call the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles at 207-624-9000 during normal business hours.
If ticketed/summonsed during a traffic stop, be sure the address is correct in order to receive any notifications from the BMV. Misdirected notifications may result in a suspension if not answered.
If ticketed/summonsed during a traffic stop, you must answer the complaint within 20 days. Law enforcement issues the ticket/summons, it goes to the BMV, and they wait to hear from you. If you don't answer the complaint, this may result in a suspension.
If you're suspended, don't drive. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your suspension, you may be arrested. This would be a real drag if you have a carload of screaming children and melting groceries. Your vehicle may also be towed.
Thank you and safe travels.