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Wisconsin Rescinds Man’s Personalized License Plate

December 2, 1991

BRIGGSVILLE, Wis. (AP) _ Joe Ozga’s message - ″PU DNR″ - was too pungent for the state Department of Motor Vehicles.

Ozga is upset at the state Department of Natural Resources in a dispute over a condominium development, so he got a personalized license plate to protest.

″In the five years I’ve had it, there’s only been two people who moaned and groaned about it,″ Ozga said.

He said ″PU DNR″ stands for People United Doing Nothing Right.

″It should never have been issued,″ said Barbara Wehrle, a Motor Vehicles spokeswoman. ″It just got through somehow.″

The agency rescinded the plate in an Oct. 3 letter.

In response, Ozga sold his car, sent back the registration sticker and kept the plate. He has two other vehicles registered in Illinois, one with plates that read ″PU DNR″ and the other with ″DNR PU.″

Ozga, 59, is a sometime resident of Briggsville. He keeps his official residence in the Chicago suburb of Lincolnshire to avoid Wisconsin income taxes.

″Why should I give them tax dollars to fight me?″ Ozga said.

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