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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Driver's Licenses Revoked

The Prosecutor General’s Office has asked courts nationwide to revoke 14,000 driver’s licenses issued to alcoholics and drug users, Itar-Tass reported Monday.

The crackdown is the result of a far-reaching check conducted by regional prosecutors nationwide on the orders of the Prosecutor General’s Office, the report said. People seeking to obtain driver’s licenses have to get approval from a medical commission, but thousands of drivers have been approved despite health or addiction problems that render them unfit to drive, prosecutors said.

The courts have already revoked some of the 14,000 licenses targeted by prosecutors, and the rest of the requests are pending review.