The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles’s amnesty program allowed hundreds to get back their driver’s licenses.
During South Carolina’s first amnesty program for suspended licenses, the DMV said the agency re-issued 233 licenses between May 16-20. Those eligible for the program had violations such as operating an uninsured vehicle or driving while under suspension. Violations could not involve drugs or alcohol and drivers had to pay the required fees, as well as hold insurance.
While 329 people cleared 371 suspensions, nearly 100 people were ineligible and could not have their license re-issued. The state collected $32,600 in fees under in the program.
A sentencing reform measure passed by the Legislature last year requires the agency to offer the amnesty program annually.