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Jones Fined for License Violation

January 19, 2000

BENTON, Ark. (AP) _ Paula Jones pleaded guilty Tuesday to driving on a suspended California driver’s license and was fined $275.

Mrs. Jones pleaded innocent to the charge in August but changed her plea Tuesday.

In June, a state trooper stopped Mrs. Jones on Interstate 30 near Benton, southwest of Little Rock, after noticing that her 1993 Mercedes Benz had a broken tail light.

She was cited for driving with a suspended license after a check showed that her California driver’s license had been suspended for failure to appear on a misdemeanor charge.

At the time, California police said Mrs. Jones owed $970 in traffic fines in Long Beach and her license would be no good until the fines were paid.

The Long Beach police said in August that the fine was paid in full.

Mrs. Jones was cited in 1998 in California for driving with an expired license plate, without car insurance and without a valid California license. Police said she appeared in November 1998 in Long Beach court after being cited on the three violations and was granted an extension to Jan. 5, 1999. A hold was placed on her license after she failed to appear or contact the court.

In 1994, Mrs. Jones accused President Clinton of making a sexual advance toward her in a Little Rock hotel room in 1991 while he was governor and she was a state employee. She agreed to an $850,000 out-of-court settlement in 1998. Her share was $201,000, with the remainder going to lawyers.

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