Officials fix mistake that lead to hundreds of license suspensions in Tucson, AZ

When Austin Martin checks his driver’s license status online he gets a message saying it has been suspended.

“I was afraid that I had done something wrong,” said Martin.

Martin is one of nearly 1,100 people court officials say accidentally had their licenses suspended.

Christopher Hale with Tucson City Courts says the suspensions started with a computer mistake. Employees with the Arizona Administrative Office of the Courts were testing a new database when it accidentally went live.

“These people didn’t do anything wrong. They are getting letters saying their license is suspended when there was no reason for the license to be suspended.”