Nearly 200 state employees received driving suspensions

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Almost 200 state employees, who drive vehicles paid by taxpayers, had their driving privileges suspended in the last year.

The general services department said 191 workers had violating ranging from DWI and accidents, to driving with revoked licenses and unauthorized use of their vehicle.

The agencies with the most workers suspended from driving state vehicles were the department of health taxation and revenue department and human services department.

In the last 10 months there have been nearly 900 reports of state employees breaking a driving rule. Everything from speeding and talking on their cell phones to texting and driving. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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