OPINION ISSUED JULY 19, 2000
WILLIAM A. SCHREYER
DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES
Claimant appeared pro se.
Joy M. Cavallo, Assistant Attorney General, for respondent.
This claim was submitted for decision based upon the
allegations in the Notice of Claim and respondent's Answer.
On December 4, 1999, Mr. Schreyer was traveling in his vehicle
on Route 88, near West Liberty, Ohio County, when his vehicle was
pulled over by a member of the Ohio County Sheriff's Department.
Upon learning that Mr. Schreyer's driver's licence had been revoked
by respondent, the Deputy Sheriff arrested him and had his vehicle
towed. Apparently, respondent had failed to mail a letter of
notification of revocation of driver's licence with sufficient
postage to Mr. Schreyer, and it was returned subsequently to
respondent's office. Claimant seeks reimbursement for the towing
bill of $75.00 which he incurred as a result of the incident.
In its Answer, respondent admits the validity of the claim and
that the amount is fair and reasonable. The Court is aware that
respondent does not have a fiscal method to reimburse claimant for
a loss such as that experienced by claimant; therefore, the claim
has been submitted to this Court for determination.
The Court, having reviewed the facts and circumstances in this
claim, has determined that claimant is entitled to a recovery for
his sustained loss.
Accordingly, the Court makes an award to claimant in the
amount of $75.00.
Award of $75.00.