LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles was temporarily forced to stop issuing licenses for more than an hour Monday because a national system used to check driving records was malfunctioning.
The computer glitch began about 9:30 a.m.
DMV spokesman Kevin Malone says the system was back up and running by 10:45 a.m.
Malone says the source of the trouble was the Problem Driver Pointer System, maintained by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators in Arlington, Virginia. It affected permits and authorization cards as well as driver’s licenses, but did not car registrations.
The system allows the DMV to check if people have suspended licenses, revocations or bad driving records in other states.
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