State hosting Road to Restoration driver's license restoration clinic in Benton Harbor

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. -- State officials from the state's Attorney General's office and local community partners are hosting a Road to Restoration Clinic to help drivers with suspended licenses.

The clinic will be October 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at McCoy's Memorial Church of God in Christ, 1804 Union Avenue in Benton Harbor.

Last year the state lifted suspensions for drivers who failed to pay tickets or court fines, or failed to appear in court for certain  non-moving and other violations.

Although the law lifts the suspensions, many must still take further action before their license is restored.

The clinic will help drivers navigate the steps needed to get their license back.

The clinic will not provide DUI expungement services.

Michigan residents can walk in without preregistering between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Participants are advised to either bring a recent copy of their driving record to the clinic, or purchase a copy at the clinic for $12, for staff to review and, when possible, provide the services to do so on site.

Residents may also want to bring their birth certificate, Social Security card, proof of residency, and proof of identity with them in case they are able to obtain a temporary permit or driver’s license.

The clinics are held in partnership with several organizations, including DTE Energy, Miller Canfield Law Firm, Detroit Justice Center, and United Way, as well as location partners, including Whirlpool.

Michiganders who believe they may qualify to have their license reinstated or who have a question about their driving history can get more information or sign up for an upcoming clinic near them at

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