I photographed a story about a man, a suspended license and the WA state Department of Licensing. Here’s an extra pic. To read more, go to http://www.inlander.com/spokane/jailed-by-a-computer-glitch/Content?oid=2597632
A correction in the story from the Inlander.
CORRECTION: In May of 2009, the Washington State Department of Licensing updated the records of 8,000 people in an attempt to fix a computer glitch. The update corrected a previous error, but also misclassified some records, subsequently resulting in some drivers facing stiffer fines and penalties than the law warranted. The Department of Licensing caught the error in July 2015. This week, in an attempt to put a face on the issue, the Inlander profiled Matt Gregory, who, through his public defender, was identified as one of the people negatively impacted by the glitch. State officials now say Gregory’s record was not misclassified, as we reported. Our error was due in part to interpretation of an incorrect driving record sent to Gregory’s Spokane County public defender, confusing the status of his license.