Driving while suspended charge against ex-attorney general Kelly Lamrock dropped

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Kelly Lamrock, the former New Brunswick attorney general and Liberal education minister, says the charge against him of driving while his licence was suspended has been dropped.

​He made the announcement on Twitter on Wednesday morning.

"So, I was at court today as the Crown dropped the [Motor Vehicle Act] charge," he tweeted.

"I share this because friends had worried."

A Fredericton provincial court employee confirmed the charge against Lamrock was withdrawn.

Lamrock told reporters after his last court appearance in Fredericton on Feb. 15 that the charge was related to a parking ticket that went unpaid because of a bureaucratic mix-up.

"While in Tunis, a missed parking ticket led to an unnoticed licence suspension," he reiterated on Twitter Wednesday.

"Independent Crown determined that I could likely show "due diligence" — didn't know of the suspension AND took steps to pay tix, monitor mail."

A special prosecutor, Stacy Ryan, was called in to handle the matter because of Lamrock's former attorney general status.

The charge against Lamrock was laid on Nov. 23, 2016.