Court Clerk Prematurely Revokes Drivers' Licenses

The Knox County Criminal Court Clerk's office is quickly seeking to mitigate the chaos it put into motion when it revoked 1,279 driver's licenses without verifying such a sanction was legally appropriate, reports Knoxnews.com. Though state law allows revocation of licenses for those who do not pay court costs and fines within a year of conviction, if the offender is making regular payments or has been granted an extension to pay, no revocation can be ordered. Knox County Law Director Bud Armstrong yesterday put a halt to the revocation process while his office sorts out the issue.