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

A district judge in Ann Arbor, Michigan, was astonished when a man with a suspended driver’s license joined a court Zoom call while driving a car.

Court footage shows Judge Cedric Simpson’s dumbfounded reaction as the defendant, Corey Harris, dials into the court hearing from the driving seat.

“Mr Harris are you driving?” Simpson asks the defendant.

“Actually, I’m pulling into my doctor’s office,” Harris says.

A public defender representing Harris asks the judge for an adjournment for “possibly up to four weeks if the court would allow.”

“OK, so maybe I don’t understand something. This is a driving while license suspended [case], and he was just driving, and he didn’t have a license,” a bemused Simpson replies.

“That is correct your honor,” the public defender responds.

The judge revoked Harris’s bond, and he was ordered to turn himself into the local county jail by that evening.

“I don’t even know why he would do that,” Simpson says. Credit: Honorable Judge Cedric Simpson via Storyful

Video transcript

Or cause case people versus Corey Harris on be Pittsfield Township assistant public defender, Natalie Tate, for Mr Harris who should be present in the zoo.

Mr Car.

Are you driving?

Um, actually, I'm pulling into my doctor's office actually.

So, so I'll just give me one second.

I'm parking right now.


You stationary.

I'm pulling in right now at this second.

Yes, I am.

All right.

What are we doing?

Uh, your honor.

We are respectfully requesting an adjournment in this matter, um, uh, possibly 3 to 4 weeks that the court would allow.


So maybe I don't understand something.

This is a driving license suspended.

That is correct your honor.

Um, and he was just driving and he didn't have a license, uh, is with the charges your honor.


No, I'm looking at his record.

He doesn't have a license, he's suspended and he's just driving.

That is correct.

Your honor.

Ok. Oh, ok. Hello, one minute Mr Harris.

All right.

Thank you.


I don't even know why he would do that.

So, defendant's bond is revoked in this matter.

Defendant is turn himself into the Washington County jail by 6 p.m. today.

Failure to turn himself in will result in a benchmark with no bond.

Thank you your honor, Mr Harris.

I'll be giving you a call, ok?

K calls.

Case people versus Maya is still around me.

Assistant public defender, Natalie Pay for Miss Isom.