The Erie County Sheriff's Department put it best on their Facebook page, "In case you are wondering, homemade cardboard license plates are NOT legal."

According to the Eric County Sheriff's Department, the cardboard license plate was first spotted after a Sheriff's Deputy pulled over a vehicle for no front license plate. In addition to the lack of a front license plate, Deputy Flowers also notice the imitation license plate. As a result Amanda Schweickert, 28, was arrested and charged with "a felony count of possessing a forged instrument, a misdemeanor count of operating a vehicle with a suspend registration and three vehicle and traffic infractions." She is of course innocent until proven guilty.

There is a lesson to be learned here. If your car is not on the road, then don't drive it.


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