Seven SC officers worked without driver's license

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COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina Public Safety director Mark Keel says seven officers have been suspended for working while their driver's licenses were suspended.

The State reported the agency investigated after the newspaper filed a Freedom of Information Act request for the driving records for Senior Trooper John McGaha and reported his license had been suspended.

McGaha had been stopped March 28 for driving 131 mph on Interstate 20 and was suspended for three days.

The newspaper said three other state troopers, two State Transport Police officers and a Bureau of Protective Services officer were suspended in the agency's follow-up investigation.

The officers' names were not released.

Keel says he worries that cases the officers made while their licenses were suspended could be jeopardized.

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sueboo418
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sueboo418 04/22/09 - 11:30 am
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131 mph???? Unless he was on

131 mph???? Unless he was on duty in some kind of pursuit which it sounds like he wasn't, that is crazy!!!! And he is supposed to be setting an example??? I know there are allot of good cops out there but there are allot of them that think they are God. He should be fired for that kind of negligent behavior.

gnumbgnuts
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gnumbgnuts 04/22/09 - 11:43 am
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3 days suspension for what

3 days suspension for what should be wreckless driving? Membership has it's privileges.

me too
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me too 04/22/09 - 11:44 am
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Sounds like someone in the

Sounds like someone in the department was disgruntled with Trooper McGaha - unless the newspaper just randomly asks for Trooper's driving records.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 04/22/09 - 12:18 pm
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How the heck do you have

How the heck do you have officers driving with suspended licenses? Doesn't someone routinely check these things?

EMAGUY
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EMAGUY 04/22/09 - 12:22 pm
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Riverman1: routine DL checks

Riverman1: routine DL checks for public safety personnel are recent additions. In the past, as long as your training records were up to date, no disciplinary action taken, or were arrested, checking the DL status wasn't on the radar (excuse the pun).

JimiBob
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JimiBob 04/22/09 - 01:43 pm
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Well that about sums up South

Well that about sums up South Carolina in general. GOD BLESS THAT STATE.

Edward1968
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Edward1968 04/22/09 - 01:49 pm
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131MPH should have landed him

131MPH should have landed him in jail and revoked his license. A trooper doing that speed even on the job is wreckless and above all inexcusable. I would fire him and make sure he never works in law enforcement again anywhere.

jackfruitpaper833
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jackfruitpaper833 04/22/09 - 01:59 pm
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Every person these seven

Every person these seven issued tickets to need to be revoked, how are you going to give me a ticket for any type of traffic violation and your license is suspended.

gnumbgnuts
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gnumbgnuts 04/22/09 - 02:24 pm
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JimiBoob, Why don't you just

JimiBoob, Why don't you just ride the new trolley to the new empty baseball stadium and hang out with all the Ga pimps, pervs and junkies. SC rules.

THE GAME INSIDE THE GAME
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THE GAME INSIDE THE GAME 04/22/09 - 02:41 pm
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south carolina rules at what

south carolina rules at what ?

bubba37
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bubba37 04/22/09 - 03:55 pm
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teenage preganancy

teenage preganancy

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 04/22/09 - 06:36 pm
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I like the police!

I like the police!

userone
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userone 04/22/09 - 10:44 pm
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There are some good cops and

There are some good cops and there are some bad ones. You hear so little about the good ones and so much about the bad ones. I had a car one night in columbia county that trails me so close that i had to pull on side of the road. The car passed me and it was a police.

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