Congressman Temporarily Lost License

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Representative John Conyers license was suspended after check used to pay for renewal bounced.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich, asks a question of a witness, during a hearing on voting issues, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photos/Susan Walsh)

Michigan driving records show that U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers had his license suspended for a month over the summer when a check he used to pay the renewal fee bounced.

The records say the 81-year-old Detroit Democrat walked into a secretary of state branch office on Feb. 2 to renew his license.

But months later, state officials determined the bank account tied to the check had insufficient funds, and his license was suspended June 30.

The suspension was lifted July 26.

A statement from Conyers' Detroit office says the check was inadvertently written from an account that recently had been closed.

The Associated Press obtained the driving records of the 30 major-party candidates for Congress in Michigan dating back to 2003.


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  • by Anonymous on Oct 4, 2010 at 09:35 AM
    It is hard to believe that a man of his stature would be switching accounts on a whim. Most people who are not in financial problems or legal problems keep the same bank account for years.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 3, 2010 at 05:53 PM
    81 years old? Is this guy okay to drive?
  • by Anonymous on Oct 3, 2010 at 03:16 PM
    Did anyone see him drive during that time? He would have committed another misdemeanor.
  • by martymartin Location: Charlotte on Oct 3, 2010 at 11:26 AM
    guess it is hard to live on $186,000 a year!
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