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Better Off Walking

When Calvin McDonald pulled into the Suffolk County, N.Y., jail to visit a friend, the officer at the security booth asked for his driver’s license for identification. “I have no license,” McDonald said. “It’s suspended.” The officer, who apparently saw him driving, asked, “It’s suspended?” McDonald replied, “Yeah. A lot.” A check found that was true: he had 31 suspensions on his record. He was arrested on charges of driving without a license. A check of his passenger, Donnitta Coffey, 21, turned up a warrant — for “aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle.” (New York Newsday) ...Suspend their driver’s licenses again — surely that’ll teach them.

Publication Date: 25 March 2007

This story is in True's book collection, Volume 13.