House candidate Levesque faces suspended license

Posted Oct. 11, 2010, at 10:15 a.m.

LEWISTON, Maine — Maine 2nd District congressional candidate Jason Levesque acknowledges he has made some mistakes driving and gotten some tickets. But he says that’s not what the race for a U.S. House seat is about.

The Sunday Sun Journal of Lewiston said Levesque’s driver’s license has been suspended, the result of three speeding convictions over the past 11 months. State records say Levesque’s suspension ends Nov. 6, four days after Election Day. Levesque said his driving record was irrelevant.

The Republican is facing incumbent Democratic Rep. Mike Michaud. A check of Michaud’s record shows no convictions and one accident since 1982. His license has negative two points. Negative points are awarded for long periods with no infractions.