CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Roger Wolfe, the Charleston attorney arrested and then beaten so badly that he spent six days in the hospital, is suing the state Department of Motor Vehicles for revoking his license.
The suit claims that Wolfe was denied an administrative hearing on the revocation.
Wolfe didn't receive an order of revocation or any further correspondence from the DMV, according to the suit filed Friday by Wolfe's lawyer Ben Bailey in Kanawha County Circuit Court.
Even if Wolfe had been notified, the suit claims, Wolfe would not have been able to consider a response until after he got out of the hospital on June 23.
"At no time did [Wolfe] receive any correspondence from the DMV regarding the charges filed against him," according to the lawsuit.
Bailey contacted the DMV on Thursday to find out about any proceedings regarding Wolfe, according to the lawsuit.
Neither Bailey nor Wolfe could be reached for comment.
According to the official notice of revocation dated June 20 and included as evidence in the suit, Wolfe was "carefully placed under arrest for an offense relating to driving a motor vehicle ... while under the influence of alcohol."
Wolfe refused a blood alcohol test and was given a written statement that his license would be revoked if he did not submit to the test, according to the order of revocation.
The DMV revoked Wolfe's license for one year for refusing the test and 90 days for driving under the influence. The suspensions were to run concurrently, according to the order of revocation.