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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Aug 8, 2019
In a new court filing, Davidson County District Attorney Glenn Funk says the Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) is effectively working against the Steering Clear diversion program by keeping records of recalled driver's license citations in a public database, and is asking a judge to call on MNPD to cease the practice, the Nashville Scene reports. The goal of the program is to divert people who are cited for driving on a revoked driver's license — often because they were not able to pay fines, court costs or reinstatement fees — away from the court system and into a process that will help them get their license back. The filing in General Sessions Court from the DA's office says that more than 5,000 such cases have been diverted through the program since Sept. 4, 2018.