Woman: Driver’s license mistakenly ID’d me as sex offender

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An Orlando-area woman says she plans to file a defamation lawsuit after she was issued a driver’s license that mistakenly labeled her a sexual predator.

Tammy Lemasters said Thursday that she has already filed a notice of intent to sue the Lake County Tax Collector’s office, near Orlando.

The tax collector’s office serves as an agent for the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles in issuing driver’s licenses.

Lemasters said she requested to be an organ donor, but the clerk at the license office hit the wrong button and she was instead labeled a sexual predator.

The mother of three teenagers returned to the office Thursday to get a new license.

She says she’s been embarrassed to use the license when cashing checks at stores, and she says she recently was turned away when she tried to check into a hotel.

Lake County Tax Collector Bob McKee said he couldn’t immediately comment.