Indiana State Police to investigate missing DUI court records

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CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Indiana State Police says it’ll investigate why Lake Station City Court failed to report license restrictions to the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

Lake County Prosecutor Bernard A. Carter requested the investigation last month after discovering a number of drunken driving cases weren’t submitted for inclusion in the permanent driving histories of defendants. The (Munster) Times reports that he said earlier this week that he’s concerned the reporting failure could involve hundreds of drivers who should’ve had their driving privileges suspended.

Indiana State Police First Sgt. Al Williamson said Monday that he has assigned two detectives to investigate drunken driving cases that were improperly handled between 2008 and 2012.

State law required courts to mail convictions for serious moving violations, including drunken driving, to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

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