That may sound like the stage name of some hot-shot rapper, but it's really just how Oregon DMV rolls: it may take them 33 years and require wading through clerical errors, but in the end, they always get their man.
Kevin Berry said he was pulled over in Milwaukie at the beginning of August for a possible speeding ticket. He said he did not get a ticket for speeding, but was surprised to hear the officer say his license was not valid as of July 17.
He said he checked with the Department of Motor Vehicles and was told that his license had been suspended after a ticket in 1981.
"I think it's crazy," said Berry, who said he has been renewing his license faithfully and legally for decades.
It turned out that the 1981 ticket had been written to Kevin Berdy, and since Berdy didn't exist, things kind of got tied up in the DMV systems. But they discovered the error last month, and issued an immediate license suspension to Berry. Since the statute of limitations has expired, DMV says they won't charge him for the original ticket or the suspension - but he will have to pony up $75 to get his license reinstated.
It's not DMV's fault that they were still using quill pens and parchment in 1981.