Driver cries foul over suspended license

By Robert Hadley | Jun 9, 2016

WHEELING – An Ohio County man is suing the West Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles in an attempt to reinstate his driving privileges.

Joseph D. Pompeo filed a lawsuit May 26 in Ohio Circuit Court against Pat Reed, commissioner, Division of Motor Vehicles, and the Office of Administrative Hearings.

According to the complaint, after the DMV suspended Pompeo’s license in 2011 for allegedly driving under the influence, he requested administrative hearings to challenge the suspension. No further action was taken until April 27 of this year, the suit claims, when the Office of Administrative Hearings upheld the suspension, requiring Pompeo to attend a safety and treatment class and meet other requirements after satisfying the one-year suspension.

The suit claims there is not only insufficient evidence the plaintiff was intoxicated, but also states that videotaped evidence exonerating him was not considered because of its alleged loss by the hearing manager.

Pompeo seeks invalidation of the defendants’ rulings and reinstatement of his driving privileges. He is represented by attorney Robert G. McCoid of McCamic, Sacco & McCoid PLLC in Wheeling.

Judge David J. Sims is assigned to the case.

Ohio Circuit Court Case number 16-C-158

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