Woman ticketed when old license plate turns up 1,200 miles

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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – An 85-12 months-old lady is amongst a number of Iowans who have received undeserved traffic violation notices when their old license plate quantities ended up caught on website traffic cameras in New York City.

The Manhattan skyline is not a sight 85-yr-previous Barbara Brown has pushed to see, but New York Metropolis claims she’s pushed there by issuing her four visitors fines.

“I was just flabbergasted when I obtained the first kinds since, like I say, I have never ever been there with a automobile,” Brown informed WOWT.

But she has driven to the Pottawattamie County Treasurer’s Office environment, the place in 2014 she turned in old license plates. The exact same Iowa plate quantity was caught on traffic cameras speeding in New York Town a few months ago.

“I consider they require to glimpse into these. If the motor vehicle is not the similar as what is on record, how can they give this particular person a ticket? They are not the identical motor vehicle,” stated Lea Voss, Pottawattamie County Treasurer.

The treasurer states about 10 other Pottawattamie County people complain they’ve obtained New York Metropolis traffic violation notices for license plates turned in about a ten years ago and destined for Iowa Prison Industries.

“I’ve talked to our investigator. I’ve talked to DOT. They say it went to prisons, and that’s exactly where it got shredded,” Voss said.

A spokesman for the New York City Finance Department explained they see fraudulent plates from states through the place, and the tickets in Brown’s name have been dismissed – or so she thought.

Wondering all the notices had been taken care of, then acquiring a letter that suggests default judgment is worrisome for Brown.

“Well, I confident don’t want them to screw up my credit and arrive and get my automobile,” she mentioned.

New York Finance reported not to stress about it. The documentation clearly displays Brown is not at fault, so the notices are irrelevant.

Meanwhile, Brown claims the old Iowa license plate secret should be solved by New York’s finest.

“I’d like to have him get caught undertaking something. What if he wrecks that car or kills any person? Then in which am I at? Yeah, they’ll blame me,” she reported.

The Iowa Office of Transportation fraud unit is wanting into how previous plate quantities could be on cars 1,200 miles absent.

An investigator said that recent regulation demands all old plates to be turned into Iowa Jail Industries and wrecked, but it is unclear how people had been taken care of a decade back. So, he’ll request New York authorities to search for any one applying the old Iowa plate figures.

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