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Uber has been fined $8.9 million in Colorado for allowing 57 people to drive with the company despite not meeting requirements.

During a probe into the ride-hailing company, the Colorado Public Utilities Commission said it discovered 12 drivers with felony convictions, 17 with significant moving-vehicle violations and three drivers with a special license only issued to those with drunk-driving convictions.

In a statement issued to Automotive News, commission director Doug Dean said the drivers should never have been permitted to work for Uber.

�We have determined that Uber had background check information that should have disqualified these drivers under the law, but they were allowed to drive anyway.�

Uber claims that it had made an error in its background check process in Colorado and is working to correct the issue.

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