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Man who gained notoriety for driving during Zoom court hearing is arrested again. Here's why | Trending

A video of a man attending a court hearing via Zoom despite having his license suspended went viral on social media. The court ordered the Michigan man to turn himself in, but it was later revealed that his license issue was a “clerical error.” However, in a surprising twist, it is now reported that the 44-year-old man “never had a valid driver's license.”

A short timeline:

The man who was seen driving during a Zoom court hearing was released after two days in custody, only to be arrested again (representative image). (Unsplash/Carles Rabada)

On May 15, Corey Harris attended a Zoom court hearing related to charges related to a previous arrest in Pittsfield Township while driving, CTV News reported. His behavior prompted Judge J. Cedric Simpson to revoke his bail and order him to turn himself in. He was later told his driver's license had been reinstated more than two years ago, according to court records. Corey was subsequently released after two days in custody.

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According to the outlet, Judge Simpson later clarified that the suspension of his driver's license was never lifted. “Let me be very clear, based on what the court considered – [Harris] “He's never had a Michigan license. Ever,” Simpson said, adding, “And he's never had a license in the other 49 states and Commonwealths that make up this great union. He's never had a license.”

How did social media react?

It didn't take long for this interesting twist in the case to hit social media. As expected, people posted various comments to show their reactions.

“How can your license be revoked if you have never had a valid license?” wondered one X user.

“How can he have a ticket from nine years ago for driving without a license when he never had one?” asks another.

“This is one of the craziest cases I've ever heard of lol,” added a third.

“When you think it can’t get any worse,” wrote a fourth.

“He has been getting a new ID every year. And that's how he knows he doesn't have a driver's license,” Simpson said in court. “And frankly, I wish he had said that right from the start and all this fuss could have been avoided,” he added.

“From that day forward, he has been working diligently to take the necessary steps to obtain a driver's license,” Dionne Webster-Cox, Harris' attorney, told the court.

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