Citations issued over vehicle registration
By DON AINES
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Vehicle owners in the city who are suspected of not registering their cars and trucks in West Virginia have been finding warning citations on their vehicles over the past two weeks.
"We've probably issued about 60 to 70 warning citations," Cpl. C.R. Ellis Jr. said Monday.
The citations are accompanied by information sheets telling the owners what they have to do to comply with state law.
"We've got a lot of people who live here and work out of the state," said Ellis, who added that unregistered vehicles are a significant problem in the city.
State law and the municipal code require vehicles be registered within 30 days of a person moving to the state.
The campaign has been going on since Jan. 5 and will last three months, Ellis said. Two officers have been assigned to issue the warning citations on out-of-state cars and trucks they suspect belong to town residents.