People stood in line inside a DMV in West Hollywood, as they waited to be processed after the DMV system went down across the state on Monday morning.
The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) computer system went down across the state on Monday morning, leaving would-be patrons stuck in long lines with indefinite wait times.
David Bilbua, who arrived at the DMV field office at 803 Cole Ave at 7:00am, stood outside the building until 12:30pm, when the computer problem was fixed and service began. He estimated there was as many as 150 people in line, some of whom left before anyone was let inside.
“I was right at the front, and I knew it was going to open eventually,” Bilbua said. “Once before, I left because it was closed, and as soon as I got in my car and pulled out of the driveway, the doors opened up, so I wasn’t going to do that again.”
This was the second time this year that the DMV’s computer system has interrupted service, with an outage on January 21 providing similar delays at the 168 DMV field offices.