MN man can’t get driver’s license even though he did nothing wrong

Mark Brown of Apple Valley should just drive without a license. Then ask for a jury trial when/if he’s nabbed by the gendarmes. If there’s justice in the world, a small group of honest men and women will let him skate.

KARE 11 says Brown walked into the license bureau in Apple Valley and walked out with a headache not of his making.

Repeating: not of his making.

The state is part of a multi-state computer network which officials check to be sure there isn’t some outstanding claim in some other state.

There is, in Mark Brown’s case. Just not that Mark Brown. The other Mark Brown, who shares the same birthday, was caught in New York state for driving without a license and owes $500 for doing so, the station says.

“I call the state of Minnesota and they said ‘yep, this is happening quite a bit, 10-12 weeks,'” he tells KARE.

State law prohibits Minnesota from giving him a license renewal until he clears it up.

So Brown has to go to New York state authorities and run the gauntlet of bureaucracy to get the situation resolved with a “clearance letter.”

That could take 12 weeks.

Brown says he’s considering just paying the other Mark Brown’s $500 fine so he can get his driver’s license from Minnesota.