How to Check the Status of a Driver’s License (for free)
Early 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:
- Alabama – Check License Status (or call 334-242-4400)
- Florida – Check License Status (or call 850-617-2000)
- North Carolina – Call 919-715-7000
- South Carolina – Check License Status
- Tennessee – Call toll-free 866-903-7357
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.