Letter: Legal loophole for car registration

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I was purchasing an item for a friend in a nursing home when my new car was hit in the parking lot in Hempstead. Witnesses provided the plate number and description of the car, and the store's security tape recorded everything, including the North Carolina plate.

According to the police, the person's registration is expired, so there is nothing they can do. I am disgusted that this is allowed to happen.

Someone registers a car out of state, lets the registration lapse, and can do basically whatever he or she pleases without being held accountable!

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Nicole Francis, Syosset

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