Guilford County teen sues DMV for denying him license

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- An 18-year-old Guilford County student is suing the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles for denying him a driver's license.

Erick Renteria Marin is what many call a dreamer.

He was brought to the United States at the age of one, and hopes to eventually become a U.S. Citizen.

“I want my driver's license to help my family run errands, help my mother or to have in case of an emergency,” said Marin who was denied his license in early January.

Marin claims he provided the DMV with all the proper documentation, passed all the road test and was given a temporary license.

According to the lawsuit, Marin was later denied his full license after the DMV said he lacked documentation that the Federal Government and the North Carolina State Attorney General's office have said is sufficient.

His attorney believes it is just a misunderstanding and hope it will be cleared up in the coming weeks.

“I'm not the only one in this situation. I'm sure there are people who need their license more than me and can't get it because of this.”