Woman, cat stopped on I-495 for ‘obvious license plate violation’

A state police trooper pulled over a woman driving on I-495 for what police described as “an obvious license plate violation” — what appeared to be a hand-drawn license plate.

hand drawn license plate

(The woman must not have seen the tips from the Bangor Police Department on how a permanent marker should be used.)

The driver was arrested on a previously issued warrant, according to police.  The trooper then checked on a cat in a pet carrier on the passenger seat.

“The cat was friendly and happy to be reunited with its owner before they were both transported to the Millbury barracks,” the department wrote.

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Police said the feline wasn’t booked at the station and was able to leave when its owner was released on bail.

“Well, you can’t book a cat that’s already in lock up,” wrote one commenter on Facebook.

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