Motorists who want a vanity plate will have to put their plans on idle until a lawsuit over an officer's "0INK" plate is settled. Bureau of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Scott Waddell said late Friday that the personalized license plate program will be temporarily suspended, pending the outcome of the legal case.
The lawsuit that prompted the BMV to park the vanity plate program was filed in a Marion County Superior Court in May by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana on behalf of a Greenfield Police officer, Rodney Vawter.
Vawter for three years had a license plate that read "0INK"—with a zero in place of the O—but when he tried to renew it in March, it was rejected.
The lawsuit says Vawter considers the plate's verbal pig snort "an ironic statement of pride in his profession."
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