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Letter: Stricter penalties for invalid license


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Once again we read about a person who was arrested, police said, after he was found to be driving with an invalid license ["Driver's license suspended or revoked 49 times," News, Sept. 26].

Why does it take so long to jail a person like this? Should there not be a penalty for an excessive number of traffic violations -- a lot fewer than the 20 times he was stopped -- other than license suspension or revocation?

Obviously this person is a hazard to public safety. Why does it take so many violations for him to be finally arrested? And why, as I can predict with confidence, will this person be free to drive again soon, license or no?

Bruce Gaugler, Port Jefferson Station