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Judge's license suspended twice


A Carroll County judge, accused of driving on a suspended license in December, had his Maryland license suspended three years ago for failing to appear in court or pay the fine for a speeding ticket.

Baltimore County court records show that Circuit Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. lost his license Feb. 28, 1994, after failing to appear in court three days earlier for the speeding ticket.

He had been cited for driving 70 mph in a 55-mph zone at 11: 58 p.m. Oct. 26, 1993, on Interstate 795 north of Mount Wilson Lane, court records show.

The MVA lifted that suspension May 9, 1994, after Burns paid a $60 fine.

Burns, whose license was suspended again in February 1996, was charged after he was involved in a minor traffic accident Dec. 13 in Westminster. He is scheduled for trial March 12 in the District Court of Carroll County on the most recent charge of driving with a suspended license

Motor Vehicle Administration records show that Burns, 63, of Westminster now has a valid license with two points on his driving record.

The judge was stopped by Baltimore County police Aug. 11, 1995. According to court records, he was traveling 78 mph in a 50-mph zone on Route 140 northwest of Interstate 795.

Burns twice failed to appear for trial in that case and his license was suspended Feb. 8, 1996, MVA records show.

He paid a $110 fine last month, and the MVA lifted the suspension.

Pub Date: 2/27/97

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