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Old 04-13-2012, 05:33 PM   #1
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No Officer this is NOT a Nissan.

Something very odd happened to me on my way to work. It was O'dark thirty in the morning, and I got pulled over for doing 10mph over. Really even though I was the only one out at 5 in the morning, no breaks from the cops here in Virginia. Any way while he was writing the ticket he was taking an awful long time, I was getting a little concerned. When he came back to give me the ticket this was our conversation.

Officer: Sir, the reason I took so long is that your plates seem to be registered to a Nissan.
Me: No Officer this is NOT a Nissan.
Officer: I know that now, but I had to run your VIN on your registration to be sure. (What, you weren't sure by looking at the car). Did you ever own a Nissan?
Me: No.
Officer: Did you ever live in Norfolk?
Me: No.
Officer: Did you ever lend these plates to someone else?
Me: No.
Officer: Where did you get these plates?
Me: ? ? ? The DMV.
Officer: How long have you had these plates?
Me: 2 years, I transferred them from my old car.
Officer: Was it a Nissan?
Me: No, it was a Monte Carlo.
Officer: Well When I run these plates it comes back to a Nissan out of Norfolk. When I run your VIN it shows that these plates belong on this vehicle. Why is that happening?
Me: ? ? ? (I shrug my shoulders).

After some more conversation that ran around in circles, we both agreed that the computer is either not correct or my plates where double issued. Where we differed in opinion was that he believed that I needed to get it fixed. I said OK, but what I really was thinking is that I have done everything I am legally obligated to do.

I have to ask, other than paying the ticket do I really need to do anything else?

Here's my plates 'cause I know its gonna get asked.
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:38 PM   #2
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HEY!! I've had those on my Nissan for the last 5 years!
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:41 PM   #3
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I spent a whole day a few years ago when my CDL was suspended because someone in another state used my SS number for his CDL

I had mine first. How could they issue another? Why did I have to spend that time?
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:41 PM   #4
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LOL I'd ask him to make it right. He's the person of Authority
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:46 PM   #5
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HEY!! I've had those on my Nissan for the last 5 years!
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:57 PM   #6
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My thought is that he ran it as a standard Virginia license instead of the Veterans plate. My friend had this issue when they ran his plate for the college he went to as a standard AZ plate. He went through a ton of hassle for it.
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:59 PM   #7
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There's a joke about the government in there somewhere.
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:03 PM   #8
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Same thing happened to me a few years ago with a previous car, even better that person had a warrant and the officer had me step out of car and had his hand on his gun asking me if I was Natasha? I laughed and said I'm sorry officer I am Male and certainly NOT Natasha. Come to find out these were regurtated plates from a previous owner and vehicle. Thought I was going to have a fun ride to jail but he was nice and we laughed about it once he called in all of my info and came back clear.
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:07 PM   #9
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DMV clerks aren't the sharpest tacks in the box.
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:29 PM   #10
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Maybe the will send the payment request to the Nissan owner.
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:33 PM   #11
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There's a joke about the government in there somewhere.
yea, as Ronald Reagan said, "the nine scariest word in the English language are: I'm from the government, and I'm here to help"

anyway, I'd say look into it. may not be your fault, and you may not be legally obligated to do anything, but sure could cause a lot of headaches down the road. last thing you'd want to happen is to have your car impounded and be thrown in jail cause a car with your plates was involved in a hit and run.
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:35 PM   #12
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You could be this guy:
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:40 PM   #13
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Almost same thing happened to me. Got stopped two months after buying a new car. I wasn't speeding or anything else, but the officer just decided to run my plates "because he liked my car". Plates didn't match and I gave him all my state issued documents showing the transfer of the title and plates, but since "paperwork can be forged" I had the pleasure of his company for 20 minutes while he tried to figure it out. I ended up with a warning.

Went up to the DMV to discuss and the guy up there was more pi$$ed than I was. He told me if I got stopped again by the cop that I was to give him his name and let them discuss it together.
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:46 PM   #14
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You would think that with all this technology today some programmer (like myself) would have found a way to stop plates from being the same

Anyway I'd look into it as said, or just say to send all payments and tickets to the Nissan owner
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:55 PM   #15
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Something very odd happened to me on my way to work. It was O'dark thirty in the morning, and I got pulled over for doing 10mph over. Really even though I was the only one out at 5 in the morning, no breaks from the cops here in Virginia. Any way while he was writing the ticket he was taking an awful long time, I was getting a little concerned. When he came back to give me the ticket this was our conversation.

Officer: Sir, the reason I took so long is that your plates seem to be registered to a Nissan.
Me: No Officer this is NOT a Nissan.
Officer: I know that now, but I had to run your VIN on your registration to be sure. (What, you weren't sure by looking at the car). Did you ever own a Nissan?
Me: No.
Officer: Did you ever live in Norfolk?
Me: No.
Officer: Did you ever lend these plates to someone else?
Me: No.
Officer: Where did you get these plates?
Me: ? ? ? The DMV.
Officer: How long have you had these plates?
Me: 2 years, I transferred them from my old car.
Officer: Was it a Nissan?
Me: No, it was a Monte Carlo.
Officer: Well When I run these plates it comes back to a Nissan out of Norfolk. When I run your VIN it shows that these plates belong on this vehicle. Why is that happening?
Me: ? ? ? (I shrug my shoulders).

After some more conversation that ran around in circles, we both agreed that the computer is either not correct or my plates where double issued. Where we differed in opinion was that he believed that I needed to get it fixed. I said OK, but what I really was thinking is that I have done everything I am legally obligated to do.

I have to ask, other than paying the ticket do I really need to do anything else?

Here's my plates 'cause I know its gonna get asked.

So he gave you the speeding ticket anyways?! Are you a LEO (Law Enforcement Officer) also....just curious about the name Leojerome?
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:04 PM   #16
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My thought is that he ran it as a standard Virginia license instead of the Veterans plate. My friend had this issue when they ran his plate for the college he went to as a standard AZ plate. He went through a ton of hassle for it.
I'm thinking the same thing. I wonder if they do make duplicate plates, as long as they are not the same type of plate (Vet, normal, etc.)? I think Va. has about 200 different styles of plates.
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:09 PM   #17
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yea, as Ronald Reagan said, "the nine scariest word in the English language are: I'm from the government, and I'm here to help"
Careful, when we government employees stop helping, your camaros start driving off falling bridges and over even more potholes than you do now.
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:18 PM   #18
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Careful, when we government employees stop helping, your camaros start driving off falling bridges and over even more potholes than you do now.

yes, the government does such a good job with the roads that all we ever hear is how terrible they are and that the infrastructure of the country is crumbling. everything the government touches turns to crap and costs 10x what it was supposed to.

unless of course you work for the IRS, in which case I'd like to take this opportunity to tell you what a great job you and your agency do, through your tireless and thankless efforts.. and how thankful I am that we have you
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:30 PM   #19
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No I'm not Law Enforcement. The tag leojerome is a play on my name. My first name is Leo.
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:20 PM   #20
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He still ticketed you for speeding? As a L.E.O I would have just have let you go for several reasons, 1. you're a veteran (you have given lots for this country) 2. DMV has obviously made a mistake in the system (or maybe the officer just didn't know how to run that specific type of plate) 3. after holding you up for x amount of time trying to figure out the issue and 4. I'd let you go just for being a CAMARO owner....

Maybe the officer could have been a Rustang owner... (possibility)
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:25 PM   #21
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I just ran the plate. Looks like you've got some 'splainin' to do, boy... it done come back as registered to an Ohio class named USS Maine. Oh, and hey... looks like you gotcherself a broke out taillight, too...
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Old 04-14-2012, 01:50 AM   #22
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Unfortunately even though it sounds like it wasn't your fault, you should get your plates situation worked out, and that is something that you would have to do. The officer is not going to issue you new plates or change the DMV info. So I'd go tell them to fix it, unless you want to go through something like that again.

And ya, 5 am, only 10 over, and your a vet driving cool car, I would have let you go also. Sucks.
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:12 AM   #23
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No I'm not Law Enforcement. The tag leojerome is a play on my name. My first name is Leo.
oh ok.
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:42 AM   #24
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I just ran the plate. Looks like you've got some 'splainin' to do, boy... it done come back as registered to an Ohio class named USS Maine. Oh, and hey... looks like you gotcherself a broke out taillight, too...
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:22 AM   #25
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I'm surprised that he did not ask you where your regularly issued VA tag was. I am sure you need to have it in your vehicle at all times along with the vanity tag. Can't remember how VA tag records look in NCIC but both tags should come up as a cross reference when you run the registration including doing it by VIN#. That might mean there is actually a problem with the way VA put your tag into the system. DMV depts do make mistakes......trust me not often but it happens.
Sorry, you got a ticket for 10 over...a little "weak" by my standards....and apparently he had no Camaro Love....but then again those VA boys are tough down there...I don't even go messin' around in VA.
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