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Who is Corey Harris, the viral Zoom call driver from Michigan?

Corey Harris during his viral Zoom court hearing where revelations about his driver's license emerged.

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Corey Harris, a 44-year-old man from Michiganhas run into trouble. After his Zoom court hearing viralin which he was apparently driving, he had to face the legal consequences. The case took a different turn when the judge revealed on Wednesday that Harris never had a driver's license. At first it was assumed that his license had been revoked.

Who is Corey Harris?

On May 15, Harris attended a Zoom hearing in a Washtenaw County courtroom. However, during the hearing, which was related to a traffic stop, he appeared to be driving. The presiding judge, Cedric Simpson, found that Harris was driving with a suspended license. Simpson then revoked his bail. He ordered Harris to surrender to authorities, resulting in a two-day jail stay.

However, after his time behind bars, it was revealed that Harris's license suspension had been lifted in January 2022. Saginaw County court records showed that the suspension occurred immediately after a child support case was settled. However, that information was not transmitted to the Michigan Secretary of State's office. It culminated in a clerical error that left Harris' license suspended in the system.

During Wednesday's hearing, another revelation came to light: Corey Harris had never held a driver's license. Although he had a Michigan license, he had never applied for a license. Simpson explained that despite his suspension, Harris could still drive legally in other states as long as he had a valid license from one of those states.

Harris' lawyer Dionne Webster-Cox also expressed shock at the latest revelation. Harris, however, appears to be remorseful. He paid the reinstatement fee and also agreed to take an admission test to test his Driver's licenseHowever, there is still a warrant out for his arrest for driving with a suspended license. After the hearing, he was taken into police custody.