A Nashville federal judge has directed that the state halt suspension of the drivers licenses of people who cannot afford to pay fines and court costs.
The ruling was from District Judge Aleta Trauger.
Officials of the Department of Safety and Homeland Security said, "The department has received the order. It will stop suspensions of licenses, as the Court requires, and it will promptly review the balance of the order to determine the appropriate next steps. "Please be patient as we work through this process."
Judge Trauger earlier told the state to allow indigent drivers to get their suspended licenses back at no charge. The state has appealed that ruling.