March 20, 2013

Maine woman stopped with fake plate 'of very poor quality'

The Associated Press

ALBANY TOWNSHIP — It wasn't just a fake license plate that a Maine state trooper spotted on the back of an Albany Township woman's minivan, it was a very poorly drawn one.

Trooper Eric Paquette said he pulled over the woman's vehicle in Greene when he spotted the plate, which was nothing more than two pieces of heavy paper taped together with hand-drawn numbers in black marker.

Paquette tells the Sun Journal it was "of very poor quality."

He says 58-year-old Susan Powell said it was her vehicle and that there was something wrong with the plate, but denied making it.

Paquette says he's spotted many fake plates, but this is the first hand-drawn one.

Powell is awaiting trial in Androscoggin County Superior Court.

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