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State Asks Woman To Turn In Her License Plate

Posted: 2:37 PM, Jul 11, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-11 14:37:45-04
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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A Lexington woman received a letter saying that the license plate she has had for nearly a decade does not meet the requirements of state law.

"I’m just beside myself with this," said Dr. Susan Burton. 

Tuesday, she received a letter saying that her plate does not follow the state law that prevents vulgar, offensive, and religious plates.

"It was ok when I bought the plate, but it is not ok now," she said.

Her license plate says PRAY-4.

"I’ve had it eight years in September," she said.

Burton has 20 days to turn the plate in or the state will cancel her registration.

"It’s like I’m going to go to court or I’ve done something absolutely horrendous and a threat to take away my vehicle registration. I don’t get that," said Burton. "But yet we can have a standard license plate that says "In God We Trust" but I could not put PRAY4 on that."

Burton said she has already filed an appeal.

"I just think this is just a kind of violation of our rights," said Burton. "I may be getting old honey, but I’m still a fighter."

LEX 18 reached out to the State’s Division of Motor Vehicle Licensing for comment. They have not commented.