One Man's Failed Attempt To Open His Own DMV
Suspect tells police he didn't know it was illegal to sell the temporary license plate from his fiance's car.
The line to get a license from this 'freelance' Department of Motor Vehicles 'employee' was definitely short. Unfortunately, it was illegal.
A 26-year-old Milwaukee man is now facing charges after he allegedly tried to sell a temporary license plate in a Menomonee Falls parking lot.
Montreal L. Davis, 26, was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Wednesday with one count of unlawful sale of registration. If convicted, he faces up to six years in prison and $10,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
A Wisconsin Department of Transportation official contacted the Menomonee Falls Police Department Monday after he spotted an ad on Craigslist selling a temporary Wisconsin license plate. Investigators agreed to buy the license plate for $25 and complete the deal in a parking lot near Silver Spring Drive and Pilgrim Road.
Davis showed up to the deal and sold the plate. He was pulled over shortly after leaving the deal and taken into custody.
Davis said his fiancé had the plate on a 2011 Impala she had purchased and had just gotten her permanent plates, so he decided to sell the temporary ones. He said he didn’t know it was illegal to sell the plates.
He’s currently free on a $500 signature bond while awaiting trial.