Michigan quarterback Tate Forcier has suspended license ticket dismissed
Michigan quarterback Tate Forcier had a charge of driving with a suspended license dismissed in Ann Arbor district court earlier this week.
Forcier was ticketed for running a red light in June and paid a $130 fine in July. At the time, he also was cited for driving with a suspended license over two unresolved traffic tickets in California.
Senior assistant city attorney Robert West said suspended license charges often are dismissed once the underlying tickets are resolved.
Forcier’s California’s tickets remain outstanding and his driver’s license is still suspended, but West said “its not unusual that I would dismiss the ticket under circumstances like this.”
“It’s getting old, he can’t resolve his underlying suspension (without returning to California), he paid his stop-light ticket and he doesn’t have a history of doing this,” West said. “It’s not because of who he is or what he is.”
Forcier has thrown for 1,027 yards and nine touchdowns this year. He'll make his eighth career start Saturday when Michigan (5-2, 1-2) hosts 13th-ranked Penn State (6-1, 2-1). Game time is 3:30 p.m. (ABC-TV)
Dave Birkett covers University of Michigan football for AnnArbor.com. He can be reached by phone at 734-623-2552 or by e-mail at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @davebirkett.