Newspaper: Philly Courts Didn't Report Drug Convictions

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    A newspaper has found that the Philadelphia court system failed for years to report drug convictions to the state Transportation Department, as required by law.

    That means thousands of people were wrongly allowed to drive when their licenses should have been suspended, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.

    Pennsylvania law mandates that each county notify PennDOT when someone is convicted of a drug charge. A first offense results in a six-month license suspension.

    According to the report published Sunday, about 11,500 people should have been reported in 2012 _ but only four were.

    At least 11,200 people should have been reported last year, but only 342 were.

    Administrative Judge John Herron says the failure to report the drivers reflected ``ineptitude at every level of the system.''