Teen Seeks Damages For Being Jailed Due to Clerk’s Mistake

An attorney for a teenager arrested earlier this month on charges of driving with a revoked license is seeking $50,000 in damages for what he says is a wrongful arrest. The teen, Joshua Michael Kitts, was arrested Nov. 15 when Knox County Sheriff's deputies pulled him over and discovered his license was revoked in 2012 for drag racing. But Kitts and his lawyer say the drag racing charge was removed from his record when he agreed to attend driving school and that his license was never suspended. The situation, they say, is one of many resulting from mistakes made by the Knox County Criminal Court Clerk's office. In Kitts’ case, he spent eight hours in jail and had to pay to get his car back. Knoxnews has more.