Unfilled board seats leave disabled drivers without licenses

Unfilled board seats leave disabled drivers without licenses

HONOLULU (AP) - The Hawaii board of doctors that reviews driver's license applications for disabled and elderly drivers has been unable to fill four of its five seats.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that's preventing more than 100 would-be drivers from getting their licenses.

Sixteen-year-old Case McKinley is one of them. He has cerebral palsy and can't fulfill his dream of getting his learner's permit.

McKinley says he went to the DMV on his sixteenth birthday to check on his application but he was stonewalled.

The volunteer board must have five doctors but only has one. Until August the board typically had the required three members to make quorum and hold meetings.

Gov. David Ige's spokeswoman Cindy McMillan says it's one of more than 170 state boards with more than 200 vacancies.

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