Department of State suspends South Lyon driver education provider

SOS SealOCTOBER 21, 2021

The Michigan Department of State suspended the operations of Around Town Driving School in South Lyon after an investigation and charges by Oakland County law enforcement resulted in a court order temporarily barring the business owner from having, or causing any third party to have, direct or indirect contact with minors under the age of 18 years old.

Steven Kimler, owner and operator of Around Town, was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor for conduct that allegedly occurred while operating the business. The Oakland County Prosecutor's Office charged Kimler after a customer complained to local law enforcement and the Oakland County Sherriff's Office investigated.

Kimler may request an administrative hearing to contest the MDOS summary suspension order. Additional administrative actions are also possible.

Consumers who have a non-criminal complaint against Around Town Driving School or any driver education provider are encouraged to file it using this form. Allegations of criminal activity should be directed to local law enforcement.

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