April 13, 2015

DMV denies Vietnam veteran '69' license plate due to number's 'sexual connotations'

Rebel Staff

The number '69', regardless of context, was too offensive for the DMV.

According to the NYPost, Arnold Breitenbach of St. George sought a license plate with the designation CIB-69. He was awarded the Combat Infantryman’s Badge in the year 1969.

However, Division of Motor Vehicles audit manager Sherri Murray wrote Breitenbach a letter denying his license plate request.

“While your intended meaning behind the requested plate, CIB-69, is honorable, the Division of Motor Vehicles is required to follow Utah law when approving personalized plates,” she wrote.

“They’ve got Viagra (ads) all over the place. I can’t imagine myself sitting on the sofa with my parents when I was a little kid having something like that on TV,” Breitenbach said dismissing Murray's reasoning.

Breitenbach's appeal was denied in January. He decided against a further appeal, saying it wasn't worth his time or money.

He does, however, have a Purple Heart logo on his license plate.

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commented 2015-04-13 18:37:14 -0400
That is just childish, something elementary kids get a giggle from.
commented 2015-04-13 17:26:41 -0400
The number “69” has fallen out of favour in some instances. Next schools will ban it as something or other.
This isn’t the state that banned flying the American flag because someone thought it might be offensive is it? John Phillip Sousa marching bands are hovering nearby. Does it sound warlike? Should we cancel halftime entertainment? Burn all copies of “The Music Man”? Cancel Veterans Day?
I was trying to comply but changed my mind. Stupid reaches too far.
I may not be American but I am very close to them. They itch, I scratch.
9/11 happened to a lot of Canadians too.
commented 2015-04-13 16:58:03 -0400
Unbelievable, I suppose that people born in 1969 will now have to change their year of birth