More than 300,000 seek BMV refunds since Dec. 15

By The Associated Press

EVANSVILLE — More than 300,000 drivers have applied for refunds from the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles after it agreed to settle a lawsuit accusing it of overcharging for driver’s licenses.

BMV spokesman Josh Gillespie tells the Evansville Courier & Press 304,128 motorists have requested refunds since the website to file for those checks went live Dec. 15. A judge approved a $30 million settlement last month. Gillespie says if people don’t request the refunds, they still will be credited on their accounts.

Gillespie could not provide an average amount of credit motorists received, but more than 4.5 million Indiana drivers will collect refunds of $3.50 to $15 each. Gillespie says the state has 45 days from the time a motorist applies for a check to issue the refund.

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