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 foot since October because police incorrectly identified

News 12 Staff

Jan 9, 2016, 4:01 AM

Updated 3,113 days ago

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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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