Judge rules BMV violated Greenfield man’s constitutional rights


A GPD officer will be able to keep the vanity plate he's had for several years. (Photo provided)

INDIANAPOLIS — A Greenfield police officer has won his lawsuit against the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, which was court-ordered this week to renew the officer’s controversial “0INK” vanity plate.

Rod Vawter, a third-shift patrol officer, had displayed the plate on his Chevrolet Malibu for more than three years before, he said, officials at the BMV suddenly refused to allow him to renew the plate, calling it offensive.

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