March 27, 2007 10:29 PM Subscribe
What recourse do I have in this situation? Girl meets jail when license is unknowingly suspended in Tennessee.
posted by finitejest to travel & transportation around Tennessee (16 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Last night I was driving home and got stopped for speeding. Shame on me. The whole ticketing process was taking longer than I've ever seen before, and before I know it another police car has pulled up behind me and I'm being asked to step out of my car.
The officer told me that my license was suspended and that they were arresting me. They were generally nice about it, however I had to wear handcuffs in and was booked.
Now here's the deal - best I can figure out my license was suspended as a result of not providing proof of insurance (I have been insured since 2001). I was in a car accident some months ago (not my fault) and was supposed to be provided with an accident report form that was to be filled out and sent to the state? But never was provided to me. I never knew about it.
Also never even knew my license had been suspended. No notices, no nothin.
This morning, it took me all of 30 minutes to go down to the DMV to provide proof of insurance and get my license reinstated.
Here's my question... how did this happen? How can I find all the details? is it legal for them to have arrested me and done this? Somehow I feel like I've been put through a lot of someone else's mistake.