The time for entry of an appeal to a court from a decision of a hearing officer of the Department of Public Safety purportedly taken under the provisions of Ga. L. 1937, pp. 322, 349, as amended, Ga. L. 1943, pp. 196, 201, Ga. L. 1951, pp. 598, 605 (Code Ann. 92A-423), is controlled by the provisions of Code 6-202, requiring entry of the appeal within four days from the date of the judgment complained of." The appeal, as filed in the lower court on June 25, 1970, alleges that the ruling "occurred at the time and place set forth in Exhibit A" which bears a date of June 17, 1970, and (he Director, in answering the appeal, admits this allegation. The date appearing on Exhibit A is controlling. Moreover, we note that the trial judge refers to the ruling only in terms of a ruling made on June 17, 1970. Absent any proof or admission to overcome the affirmative disclosure of the pleadings that the appeal was not timely entered, the judge of the lower court had no jurisdiction to consider the appeal, except for the purpose of dismissal.
Arthur K. Bolton, Attorney General, Harold N. Hill, Jr., Executive Assistant Attorney General, Marion O. Gordon, Charles B. Merrill, Jr., Assistant Attorneys General, for appellant.