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DWLS: A road more traveled

While many motorists consider DWLS a minor traffic offense, law enforcement disagrees. (Bill Harris/WEYI/WSMH)

Last year in Saginaw County, over 2,100 people were arrested for Driving Without a License.

That’s the most in all of Michigan. While many motorists consider DWLS a minor traffic offense, law enforcement disagrees.

“We take you to jail” said Saginaw County Undersheriff Phil Hart. “It doesn’t matter what the reason you were suspended.”

Driving suspended is a 90 day misdemeanor.

But despite the potential consequences, there are those who say they have no choice but to drive.

A Burton woman told us “I am driving suspended today. I really don’t have a choice. I risk it because I can’t afford the five, six hundred dollars it’s going to cost me. “

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