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Va DMV says it didn't misinterpret revoked plate

Wednesday - 6/6/2012, 12:59pm  ET

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles says it didn't misinterpret an Iraq War veteran's license plate that it revoked for being offensive.

The DMV says in court papers that Sean Bujno's personalized plate, "ICUHAJI," carried the same connotation as his original plate request, "HAJIKLR." The DMV had denied that request.

Bujno is appealing the DMV's April revocation of his license plate.

Bujno's attorney, Andrew Meyer, tells The Virginian-Pilot ( http://bit.ly/L9errS) that Bujno's original request for a personalized plate is irrelevant. Meyer says the plate revocation violated Bujno's free-speech and due process rights.

A hearing on Bujno's appeal is set for Aug. 21 in Chesapeake Circuit Court.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com


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