PALM HARBOR, Fla., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- The Libertarian Party of Florida chairman said he obtained a citation for driving without a license on purpose so he would challenge the federal "Real ID" law.
Adrian Wyllie, 41, of Palm Harbor, said he allowed his driver's license to expire and called police on himself while driving multiple times during the summer until he was ticketed for driving without a license, the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times reported Thursday.
Wyllie said he orchestrated the citation so he could mount a court challenge against the "Real ID" law, which passed in 2005 and requires several forms of identification, including birth certificates and Social Security cards, to obtain driver's licenses.
Wyllie said he believes the law violates the Fourth Amendment protections against "unreasonable searches and seizures" of citizens.
"The biggest problem is that you not only have to present the documentation, but it's scanned into a national database," Wyllie said. "Can you imagine what an identity theft target this would be?"
Wyllie's hearing was rescheduled Wednesday by Traffic Magistrate Julee Milham.
"This is huge. This is a big deal. You want it to be fully and fairly vetted," Wyllie quoted Milham as telling him.