The woman in this video ended up in handcuffs and jail in the District of Columbia. Her crime? Her tags had expired. This was last year. And it was no isolated occurrence. To this day, people are routinely thrown into the nation’s capital’s slammer if they forgot to renew their license plate.
Fox News chronicled a list of cases where people went to jail for missing the DMV deadline. In one case, police arrested a mother on her way to pick up her child from school, with her younger child in the car. The arresting officer informed her that the to jail.
The practice attracted the attention of the AAA. “This is ridiculous,” AAA spokesman John Townsend said.