Unlicensed To Kill

Outraged by some tragic accidents, states look for ways to clamp down on a hard-core class of scofflaws

Jerome Brown had been driving without a license for two years, police say, before fate caught up with him. On May 28 he lost control of his girlfriend's 1989 station wagon while driving on a curvy road in Salisbury, Maryland. The skidding car hit a mailbox and a telephone pole before wrapping itself around a tree. Brown's girlfriend was killed instantly. His 14-year-old daughter died a few minutes later. Brown, 41, who was seriously injured, was allegedly driving drunk. He shouldn't have been on the road in any condition -- his license had been suspended in 1992 after a long string...

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