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DMV Computer System Unreliable

By: Anna Wagnild
By: Anna Wagnild

After waiting almost a decade for a new computer system, the Department of Motor Vehicles is asking law enforcement not to rely on Wisconsin’s computer records on vehicle registration.

Officials say the $32 million system has shown suspensions and other violations on vehicles that should have been cleared.

Because of the glitches, officers have had to call and confirm a vehicle's status with the Department of Transportation during business hours.

An area supervisor says motorists and law enforcement officers have been patient.

"The only light at the end of the tunnel is we don't do this everyday," says Donald Shilts. "Hopefully it's another 20 years before we have to do another conversion like we're doing now."

Shilts says although less than 4,000 registrations have been affected, the department hopes to correct the problem soon.

Shilts says although less than four thousand registrations have been affected, the department is working to correct the problem soon.


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