Dwight Howard, center for the Houston Rockets and former L.A. Laker recently had his driver’s license suspended for failure to pay a fine for allegedly running a red light on April 14, according to news reports. The problem is, Howard is accused of running a red light in Winter Park, FL on that day – and a spokeswoman for the Rockets claims that Howard was in Texas playing basketball that day.
According to Yahoo! News, Howard kept his Florida home after playing for the Orlando Magic until late July of this year when he sold it for $3.4 million. Howard’s vehicle was allegedly caught on a red light camera which captures images of vehicles that proceed through an intersection after the light has turned red. At that point, a citation is mailed to the owner of the vehicle. The spokeswoman said she did not know if Howard had a car in Orlando that other people may be authorized to drive.
Another report at the Orlando Sentinel states that while living in the Orlando area, Howard had received as many as 10 tickets for running red lights, along with speeding tickets and other citations. This information was gather from Reuters, according to the news report. Ultimately, Howard paid all fines with the exception of the ticket for running a red light in April – which seems to be impossible if he was in Texas playing basketball at the time.
It will be interesting to see how this story plays out.
Having your driver’s license suspended is far more serious than people realize, not to mention inconvenient. When you cannot drive at all for any length of time, it makes going to and from work or running errands impossible without the assistance of others. No one wants to be a burden to friends or family members.
While most people have their licenses suspended because of DUI, racking up points for speeding, running stop lights, and other offenses can also result in driver’s license suspension. Regardless of why your license was suspended or revoked, it is extremely important to consult with an experienced Michigan driver’s license reinstatement attorney. The process of having your license restored is complicated, so legal guidance is a must to ensure the best possible results.