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BMV Computer Glitch Prevents License Renewal

COLUMBUS (Adam Slinger) -- A software glitch has forced clerks at the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles to stop issuing new drivers licenses and ID cards, according to a spokesperson.

The software, Problem Driver Pointer System (PDPS), was unpredictably shutting down throughout the day during. This program contains the driving history of the card holder.  

Drivers affected by the glitch were issued a letter that essentially delays the expiration date of their card by 14 days.

The problems began earlier this week. As of Thursday afternoon, the BMV is not sure when the troubles would be resolved.

The inconsistency of the glitch has heightened the annoyance. 

They told me to come back and try again tomorrow, said Courtney Tippie, who was trying for the second time to obtain a new ID card at the BMVs Hilltop location. I got pretty frustrated.
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