Another Sovereign Citizen Arrested Over Driving With Homemade License Plate
An Alaska man was arrested on Monday for allegedly driving a car with a homemade sovereign citizen-style license plate in Delta Junction, according to Newsminer.com. The license plate on the 1985 Ford Pinto read, “Approved National Non-Commercial Private Property Without Prejudice UCC 1-308 1-303.6.”
[su_center_ad]Alaska State Troopers began following the vehicle on Monday at the Delta Junction IGA grocery store, according to a criminal complaint filed in court Tuesday.
The “UCC” item in 64-year-old Bernard Goodno’s homemade license plate refers to the Uniform Commercial Code, a series of standardized laws governing commercial contracts. Sovereign Citizens believe the government doesn’t have authority over them.
The movement argues the existence of the commercial code means that criminal or traffic laws do not apply to them.
After a brief pursuit that ended a few blocks away, Goodno was pulled over. Troopers said Goodno has not had a state of Alaska driver’s license since 2007.
When Goodno was finally pulled over, he rolled down a window and handed the troopers a card that read “Constitutional Rights Investigator Sovereign Civilian Without Prejudice UCC 1-308 / 1-303.6 Questions Answered — Payment Required $15,000 gold fee required for the service. No Contract = No Contract. This is a contract offer. Acceptance is subject to payment.”
Goodno’s history includes six convictions for misdemeanor offenses such as driving without a license and eluding that date back to 1997, troopers said.
The suspect was arrested on misdemeanor charges of driving without a valid driver’s license and second-degree failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer.
Newsminer reports, “Troopers originally forwarded a felony count of forging a license plate to the Fairbanks District Attorney’s office. The district attorney’s office filed a much less serious charge, a traffic citation for failing to properly display a license plate, according to online court records.”
Goodno’s Facebook page is littered with images of firearms, an image supporting the Tea Party and at least one reference to the Three Percenters.
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