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Printing mistake leads to duplicate license plates

Friday, July 22, 2005 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 12:36 a.m. CDT, Sunday, July 20, 2008

JEFFERSON CITY — About 1,500 Missouri motorists are driving around with new license plate numbers that actually belong to someone else. The Department of Revenue acknowledged Thursday that it printed 20,000 sets of duplicate license plates, 1,502 of which already had been distributed to motorists before officials learned of the mistake on July 8. The department said it notified the Missouri State Highway Patrol of the potential law enforcement problem on July 11, but it hadn’t publicized the problem.


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