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Oklahomans Fight Fees for Trauma Care

OKLAHOMA CITY (CN) - A class action challenges fees for criminal cases and for driver's licenses that Oklahoma uses for its trauma care assistance revolving fund. The class claims the fees are unconstitutional.

The class claims the state doesn't need all that money for its trauma care fund. Ninety percent of the money it collects for the fund must be used to reimburse trauma care hospitals, ambulance companies and doctors "for uncompensated trauma care expenditures."

The class challenges the state's $5.50 fees for driver's licenses; its $200 fee for suspension or revocation of a driver's license; and a 10 percent administrative fee for criminal court costs.

It wants an accounting and money back. It is represented in Oklahoma County Court by Zachary Bradt with Ward & Glass of Norman.

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