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How to Check the Status of a Driver’s License (for free)

Georgia Driver's LicenseEarly this morning, Georgia Bulldogs running back Washaun Ealey was arrested for driving with a suspended license and hit and run. Ealey is not the first athlete to be caught driving with a suspended license, nor will he be the last.

In light of yet another suspended license infraction, we have gathered the information below to aid the University of Georgia players, coaches and students.

How to Check the Status of your Georgia Driver’s License (for free):

  • Check the status online at Georgia DDS.
  • Or call the Georgia Dept. of Driver Services at (404) 657-9300
  • At the prompt, Press 1 to check your license status
  • Enter your license number, followed by the # sign
  • Listen to the message stating your status

If you are a student or athlete from outside Georgia, you may be able to check the status of your license online. Listed below are some neighboring states and links:

If you are uncertain about the status of your driver’s license, please check it. Driving on a suspended license in the State of Georgia is an arrestable offense. The Georgia DDS website explains how your license can be suspended and the steps you can take for reinstatement.


  1. I really don’t get this. How many times do we have athletes with suspended licenses? It’s simple….Have one of the interns create an excel chart with every player’s license and the expiration date. The intern will notify the player a month in advance of the expiration date. If that date passes and the player doesn’t get the license renewed, they aren’t allowed into any practice facility until they get that done. You can do it on-line for crying out loud. It takes 10 minutes!!!

  2. Randy, It is a little more complicated than that, but not by much. He was on a suspended license not an expired license. I do like your idea, but the intern would need to cycle through all of the players using the instructions above to make sure that they didn’t have a suspended license. Got to figure he/she could do that in a day. So, Monday is dedicated to checking license status. Gives them a week to get it fixed before game time.


  3. How does it seem that we are the only team that gets busted for this? It’s pretty easy, pay the fine or go to court. And Randy, I’m sure one of those attractive co-eds that leads recruits on campus tours could make themself useful and find out who on the team has valid driver’s licenses and who doesn’t.

  4. These suspended license issues just won’t stop…why is it so hard to keep up with the status? if I can do it,anybody can.I hope on September 1,when McGarity takes over the Athletic Dept,he will tighten the screws on all student-athletes regarding drivers licenses.Well,I can hope.

  5. He knew his license was suspended.

  6. I knew his license was suspended.