NY Driver Free to Put bin Laden Reminder on Car

Former NYPD officer settles fight with DMV over 9/11-related license plates
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 24, 2008 3:25 PM CST

(Newser) – A retired New York City police officer is free to use the vanity license plate “GETOSAMA” after settling a yearlong dispute with the DMV, the AP reports. Arno Herwerth ordered the tags to remind fellow motorists that the Sept. 11 mastermind was still on the loose; the DMV delivered, but, deeming them offensive, tried to get them back. After Herwerth filed a federal complaint, the DMV relented.