A letter sent by mistake from D.C.’s Department of Motor Vehicles has some drivers’ heads turning, as it incorrectly states they owe the city a hefty fine.

When District resident Linda Feldmann opened a letter from the DMV, she thought it was a speeding ticket. Instead, it was a letter alerting her that her car insurance had lapsed for six months, and her vehicle registration was pending suspension.

“And because of that, I owed the District a fine of $1,228 — and I was just absolutely floored. I went to my bank account online to see if I had paid,” Feldmann said.

Gwendolyn Chambers with the DMV confirmed the insurance lapse letters went out in error but could not say how many drivers are affected.

(WTOP)