Posted on May 30, 2024

Judge Dumbfounded by Man With Suspended License Joining Court Zoom Call While Driving

Will Conybeare, KTLA, May 29, 2024

A man with a suspended license joined his court Zoom call while driving, astonishing the judge and his legal team.

The trial, which took place in Ann Arbor, Michigan on May 15, surrounded a man named Corey Harris and a case involving him driving with a suspended license.

After introducing herself, the assistant public defender stated that “Mr. Harris should be [present] via Zoom,” and almost on cue, Harris joined the call.

Immediately, District Judge J. Cedric Simpson noticed that Harris was wearing a seatbelt and that the vehicle he was in was clearly in motion.

Judge Simpson – who was visibly astonished – then asked Harris if he was behind the wheel.

“Actually, I’m pulling into my doctor’s office,” Harris said. “So just give me one second…I’m parking right now.”


Harris’ bond was revoked, and he was ordered to turn himself in to the Washtenaw County Jail by 6 p.m. that evening.