Driver From Viral Court Video Had License Suspension Rescinded Years Ago

A search that took less than 5 minutes proved that the man’s driver’s license should have been reinstated 2 ½ years before.

The internet thought the irony of a Michigan man operating a car while in virtual court regarding charges of driving on a suspended license was hilarious. In fact, the video of Corey Harris behind the wheel during his court appearance went viral, and the heinous action caused the judge to revoke Harris’ bond, which required that he turn himself in.

However, the plot took an unexpected turn. A report from 7 News Detroit uncovered a shocking revelation-the order to halt Harris’ license was rescinded back in January 2022, but it was never forwarded to state authorities by the Saginaw County Friend of the Court, a local government agency. The report highlighted that it took “less than five minutes” to search Saginaw County court records and discover the order suspending Harris’ license was canceled nearly 2 1/2 years ago.

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Harris’ license was initially suspended in 2010 in a child support case. He was appearing in court remotely to challenge the misdemeanor case, which originated from a traffic stop in October 2023 ― more than a year and a half after the order to suspend his license was lifted. According to 7 News Detroit, the Michigan secretary of state’s office never received a clearance from the Saginaw County Friend of the Court in 2022; hence, Harris’s license was never reinstated.

According to reports, it’s unclear why Harris’ case wasn’t resolved months ago by his public defender or Pittsfield Township’s prosecutor’s office.

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