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More than $10,000 the District of Columbia officials owe in refunds to drivers who were wrongly ticketed throughout the past five years hasn't been paid, according to documents obtained by ABC7 On Your Side.
Two jurisdictions have very different responses after a woman gets an erroneous ticket.
Last month, D.C. resident Tanya M. Topolewski expected to receive a refund check for $500. Instead, she got $300, along with a letter stating the rest was being withheld for a "DMV offset" -- an unpaid ticket.
Most driving tests in D.C. scheduled between Sept. 24 and Oct. 11 are canceled, the District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles announced Tuesday.
A Maryland woman who received a parking ticket in Northwest D.C. on the same day she went to both a funeral in Mitchellville and the emergency room in Columbia says she was the victim of an erroneous ticket and won't drive in D.C. anymore.
With the WTOP Ticketbuster series chronicling stories of drivers running into red tape at the D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles, District lawmakers have introduced a bill to address the issues.
Christopher Daignault has been fighting for six months what he says is a bogus parking ticket on a car he doesn't own and a license plate he reported lost in September of 2010.
After fighting with the D.C. DMV for two years, a local man was finally able to convince the District they ticketed the wrong vehicle.
D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh -- who has oversight of the DMV -- wouldn't go into specifics about John R. Stanton's case. But she did say the situation is convoluted.