But I didn’t even get a t-shirt. Got this bill for blowing a toll booth though, $12.20 due next week. Funny thing, I don’t own a truck with that plate. Upon further investigation however, I do own a 1972 914 with an authentic plate with the same number. So I called the turnpike people and they politely cancelled the charges and erased the record. Paul, did you have to prove yours was a duplicate plate out there or visa versa? Kinda. I said casually as I was telling my account , “Ya know it’s funny, if you Google license plate CKC 649 my car comes up. It’s parked in my garage.”
So as to not bore you with the nitty-of-the-gritty calling the DMV (Secretary of State to you Michiganders), I will suffice it to say. I had to ask to speak to a supervisor then followed with this statement – put in the sweetest of bees collecting honey tone – “To ask me to jump through hoops when I’m the victim seems a bit egregious.” She agreed. Her supervisor called me back within the hour and will be issuing the other driver a new plate. She also asked for my invoice/ticket from the toll company. If I get another ticket because of this driver, I’m to contact her and she will clear it up. It’s nice when a broken system works.
Next time you see me, ask if I know the plate number to my ’72 914. I got a hunkerin’ it’ll be burned in my noggin’ for a while.