Kent County Did Not Properly Report Convictions To MVA

The Maryland Office of Legislative Audits says Kent County’s Circuit Court Clerk did not properly report convictions for serious driving violations to the state’s motor vehicle administration. The determination comes after an audit that began in April 2006 to probe how the clerk’s office reported convictions in motor vehicle violation court cases. The auditors tested 15 cases with a guilty verdict between April 2008 and the year’s end. The report said five cases were reported by the clerk between 15 to 113 days late, but the state requires filings to be made within 10 days. Auditors said those cases were critical violations, such as driving while impaired by alcohol that would have required the driver’s license to be revoked or suspended.