May 18, 2019
Sometimes it’s a blessing to have a name that no one else has.
Just ask David Ortiz.
The Army vet, who was paralyzed following a helicopter accident in Afghanistan, moved to Colorado from his home state of Texas to finish his rehab. His Texas drivers license is about tio expire, so he has applied for a license in Colorado.
There’s just one problem.
Colorado officials won’t issue him a license because other people named David Ortiz have outstanding traffic tickets. There is a hold on his name in New Mexico, and the only way he can clear it up is to appear in person.
Ortiz properly observes that he is “being punished simply for having the same name as these other individuals.”
A problem he wouldn’t have if his parents had named him Claude.