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Department of State suspends Dickinson County auto dealer's license

QUINNESEC – The Michigan Department of State has suspended the license of Dickinson County auto dealer Clarity Auto, 1301 Ledge St., Quinnesec, after the facility was discovered closed and regulation agents were unable to inspect dealership records.

Department of State regulatory staff attempted to conduct an inspection at Clarity Auto on April 1, and the facility, owned by Michael Peters, was closed with no vehicles displayed for sale. No one was present to provide the records, as required by law. Therefore, violations were written for noncompliance. The suspension was served May 6.

The Department of State’s Office of Investigative Services inspects and investigates automotive-related businesses. Consumers who have a complaint against Clarity Auto are encouraged to call the Office of Investigative Services automotive complaint line at 517-335-1410.

Dealers may request an administrative hearing to contest their suspension and may regain their license if they show they’ve complied with the law. Additional administrative actions are also possible.


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