BATON ROUGE, LA (WVUE) - The Louisiana Department of Motor Vehicles will open several offices around the state on Saturday, Oct. 31, to handle ongoing complaints and questions about a controversial effort to collect fines.
The letters were mailed to 550,000 people, and included allegations of car insurance violations.
According to State Police Colonel Mike Edmonson, the letters have resulted in the collection of more than $4,000,000 in fines so far.
The Office of Motor Vehicles has also been able to clear another 10,000 records where it turns out the recipients of the letters did not owe anything.
Edmonson says another way of crunching the numbers finds that 31% of the violations have been absolved so far, after drivers showed proof they should not have been charged a fee for allowing their car insurance to lapse.
OMV offices that will be open Saturday include locations in New Orleans, Houma, Slidell, and Baton Rouge, where offices will be open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.