CLEVELAND- The Fox 8 I-Team has learned Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court officials are straightening out a huge mess with driving records that could potentially involve 3600 cases.
The problem involves duplicate points being put on licenses because the court sent records on cases to the state Bureau Of Motor Vehicles two different ways. It appears some drivers did get their licenses suspended or restricted because of the problem.
In a statement, the court said, “We became aware that some of the traffic offenders who received suspensions and restrictions had duplicate points being assessed to their license at the BMV because the Court sent the same information to the BMV in both an electronic and paper format.”
The court says 800 of the 3600 cases have been “reviewed and corrected.”
The BMV tells the I-Team, for at least five years Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court has had the capability to send information on juvenile driving cases electronically and by paper record. The BMV says problems arose when computer records and paper records received by the state were recorded with different dates.
We’re told the court first alerted the state to the problem back in September, and the BMV no longer receives two versions of the records.
How much longer will it take to straighten this out? In an email to the I-Team, the court wrote, “We estimate within 30 days we will have reviewed and corrected all the affected cases.”