• Corey Harris, the man who became famous for attending a court hearing via Zoom while driving, says it was all a case of mistaken identity.
  • According to him, the ban should have been lifted two years ago.
  • Court documents suggest that many actually owe him an apology.

It's never a good idea to show up in court while actively doing the things you're accused of. That's why the world recently seemed to make Corey Harris the fool of the week. He showed up for his Zoom court date for a license suspension violation while actively driving. New information suggests he's likely the victim of a clerical error.

Harris seemed to have made a serious mistake by driving during his court appearance, but this new information sheds light on his thoughts. For him, the matter ended in 2022, when a judge lifted his license suspension. He says that during the court appearance, he himself took his wife to the doctor because her health was deteriorating.

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That's why he seems so shocked in the now-viral video, and why some may owe him an apology. Local news station WXYZ 7 found the ruling in which the judge lifted his suspension, so it's unclear exactly how the hearing went. Originally, the problem was with various departments of the justice system not communicating about his status. Why his attorney didn't recognize that, speak out, or close the matter out of court is unclear.

In the end, Harris turned himself in and spent two days in jail. “This is very embarrassing, given the kind of connections I have with the church and the community, this is very embarrassing,” he said. “Always double check these employees because they say they're going to do something and then they don't do it.”

Notably, this particular case doesn't really explain the other similar cases we mentioned in our initial reporting. The drivers cited actually seem to have made some questionable decisions alongside Mr. Harris in their own Zoom court appearances.

Photo: Honorable Judge Cedric Simpson