Stamford man refuses to pay towing fees in DMV dispute

Another Connecticut driver is fuming at the Department of Motor Vehicles for a breakdown in its system. Paul Tirpack, of Stamford, says he's been on

Paul Tirpack, of Stamford, says he's been on foot since October because police incorrectly identified his car as unregistered.

Paul Tirpack, of Stamford, says he's been on foot since October because police incorrectly identified his car as unregistered. (1/8/16)

STAMFORD - Another Connecticut driver is fuming at the Department of Motor Vehicles for a breakdown in its system.

Paul Tirpack, of Stamford, says he's been on foot since October because police incorrectly identified his car as unregistered.

As a result, he's facing towing fees, which he refuses to pay.

News 12 has previously reported that the DMV has taken responsibility for slew of data errors.

A police officer told Tirpack that his registration had been suspended before confiscating his car, Tirpack says, but he maintains that he paid the $200 renewal fee well ahead of the April expiration date.

The DMV says it has a backlog of paperwork, and has apologized for wrongful tickets.

"This is a major inconvenience for me, and I shouldn't have to deal with this," Tirpack says.

He says he plans to resolve the issue at a Jan. 19 appearance in Norwalk Traffic Court.

The DMV says people who received wrongful tickets could see their fines or towing-related fees refunded.

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