OPINIONS OPINION ISSUED AUGUST 8, 1989
JAMES STEPHEN DENT
DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES
No appearance by claimant.
Janet F. Steele, Assistant Attorney General, for respondent.
This claim was submitted for decision based upon the allegations in the Notice of Claim and the
Claimant seeks $45.00, the cost of a towing fee. Claimant's vehicle was stopped on January 18, 1989,
in Putnam County as he was driving with an inoperative headlight. His car was towed as the police
officer received inaccurate information that claimant was driving with a suspended driver's license.
In actuality claimant's driver's license had been reinstated at the time of this incident. The respondent
neither admits nor denies the validity of the claim, and states that it was not paid because the
respondent does not have a fiscal method to pay it.
In view of the foregoing, the Court makes an award in the amount sought.
Award of $45.00.