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License Plate Holders Can Prompt Traffic Stops

A piece of metal or plastic surrounding your license plate could lead to you being stopped by police.

A divided Iowa Supreme Court Friday ruled police have the right to pull you over if your license plate holder is coving up the name of the county on the bottom of the plate.

A majority of the court said it was ok for police to pull over Craig Harrison of davenport for that reason. He was later convicted of drug trafficking .

 The court ruled a holder that covers up the county name is a violation of state law and therefore police can stop a vehicle.

But Justices Daryl Hecht and Brent Appel opposed the decision saying the section of Iowa law in question says nothing about the name of the county

They added because of the majority ruling, Iowans had better get to their garage and make sure the holder does not obscure the county name or else they could be pulled over for no other reason.

 

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