Berry called the Plymouth District Court for a pre-formal hearing. She told WJBK that the magistrate offered to lower the $130 ticket by $10.
“I said $10 off? I was just sitting in the courtroom and a man who provided alcohol to a child at a party store had a $100 fine,” Berry told WJBK. How is it I am paying $130 for a dirty license plate that can't be avoided? There are 28 dirt roads locally in my community.
"There is no avoiding a dirty plate."
Berry took pictures of the dirt roads she travels to work every day and showed it to the magistrate.
"He said ‘Well, carry a rag with you and pull over onto the pavement and wipe it off,’” Berry said.