Motorists caught driving when they’ve been told not to are getting another chance when they are arrested in Johnson County.
And over the past few years, local officials say the approach has reduced the number of people arrested and sent to jail for driving with a suspended license who then get caught again.
Last year, police made 737 arrests on a charge of driving while suspended as a repeat offense. That makes the offense the second-most-common in the county, but the numbers are significantly down from a few years ago. In 2010, police made 887 arrests on the same charge, a decrease of about 17 percent, according to arrest numbers from the Johnson County jail.