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Yukon driver's license site to close indefinitely

Unsanitary conditions forced officials to close the Yukon driver's license site, effective Monday.
BY STEVE GUST Modified: September 5, 2013 at 9:41 pm •  Published: September 5, 2013
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/articleid/3879552/1/pictures/2201637">Photo - A customer waits in line at the Yukon driver's license testing office on Thursday.    Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman <strong>CHRIS LANDSBERGER - CHRIS LANDSBERGER</strong>
A customer waits in line at the Yukon driver's license testing office on Thursday. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman CHRIS LANDSBERGER - CHRIS LANDSBERGER

Randolph did not rule out finding another location in the Yukon or El Reno area, but there are no definite plans.

Last year the state was criticized for excessive waits for teens to take the driver's examination. Some teens were showing up at 2 or 3 a.m. to wait in line to get an appointment to take the test.

“We certainly don't encourage people to do that,” Randolph said. “We're not here until 7 a.m.”

Hankins said some of the wait time has been shortened with the “In-Line Online” program where appointments can be made online.

“By using that the normal wait is 30 minutes,” Hankins said. “Without it, it's about two to three hours.”

Keith Morton and Terrie Hicks were in the office Thursday exchanging out-of-state licenses for an Oklahoma license. Hicks had a Texas license and now lives in Yukon. Morton had a Michigan license.

Both said they were glad to be taking care of it on Thursday instead of making a long drive to south Oklahoma City or Edmond.

“This place should be pretty crowded Friday,” Morton said.

Susan Knutson brought her granddaughter, Kylee Dungan, 15, for a driver's permit test. They had already made one trip to the south Oklahoma City site and said it was a 30-mile round trip for them.

“I really hope they rethink this,” Knutson said. “This office is needed for Yukon.”


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