Vanity License Plate Brings Tickets

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Jim Cara thought the ‘NOTAG’ plate he got for his Suzuki motorcycle would give people a laugh. Instead, he found that the laugh – along with more than 200 parking violations – was on him. The new tag arrived in the mail Saturday, along with an avalanche of Wilmington parking violations. ‘All the traffic tickets say, ‘Notice of violation. License number: no tag,” Cara explained. Officials said city computers linked to state Division of Motor Vehicles computers finally found an address for ticketed vehicles that lacked license tags: Cara’s home in Elsmere.

John Rago, spokesman for Wilmington Mayor James Baker, said an incorrect computer code used by the contractor that processes the city’s parking violations helped land the tickets in Cara’s mail. City officials plan to have it corrected, he said.


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