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Court blocks BMV from suspending woman's license

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 27, 2012 at 3:34 pm •  Published: December 27, 2012

But she wasn't notified of her HTV status until the BMV double-checked its records after discovering a computer glitch earlier this year. In the interim, the agency issued her a valid driver's license in 2008, and she began working for a home health care service transporting patients to medical appointments and taking them shopping, according to court records.

The appeals court noted that Orndorff's employment and her participation in government programs designed to help people rise out of poverty depend on her having a valid driver's license. Taking that away now would be against the public interest because losing her job would throw her and her two young children back into the poverty, the judges said.

"Orndorff's job is the foundation supporting nearly everything that she, with the assistance of government agencies, is doing to lift her family out of poverty," the ruling said.