Court asks state to suspend Rep. John Thompson's license


September 14, 2021

Rep. John Thompson, DFL-St. Paul.

A Ramsey County court has asked the state of Minnesota to suspend Rep. John Thompson's driver's license for failing to pay a fine associated with his July 4 traffic citation.

Thompson, a St. Paul Democrat, sparked a summer of controversies when he accused a police sergeant of racially profiling him in an early morning traffic stop in St. Paul. Thompson reportedly was pulled over because he did not have a front license plate and cited for driving under suspension. Although the state Department of Public Safety (DPS) said the lawmaker was issued a Minnesota driver's license this month, Thompson presented a Wisconsin license at the time of the stop.

Thompson received a late payment advisory in August after he failed to pay a $286 fine for the citation and has since added $30 in late fees as of Monday.


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