Rep. Anthony Weiner leaves his Washington, D.C. parking garage
After a week of facing questions about lewd Twitter photos, Rep. Anthony Weiner Saturday had more explaining to do: why his Nissan Pathfinder has New York license plates but a 2007 registration sticker.
A photo of Weiner behind the wheel of his more than 20-year-old SUV appeared in Saturday's Daily News as he left his Washington home Friday night.
It had a New York license plate - US Congress 9 - but no sign of an inspection sticker in the windshield and what appeared to be an expired July 2007 registration sticker.
Jammed on the dashboard was a sign that read "Congress."
A Weiner spokesman said the car is properly registered but the updated sticker was not displayed because the vehicle is not kept in New York.
A state Department of Motor Vehicles spokeswoman said registration, insurance and inspection data are not public records.
In March, the Roll Call, a Capitol Hill newspaper, reported Weiner owed more than $2,000 in parking tickets for violations around the Capitol and near Reagan National Airport. The fines, racked up between March 2006 and March 2010, were immediately paid.
Weiner had been snagged March 3, 2010, for blocking rush-hour traffic and for failing to display current license plates when he parked several blocks from the Capitol.
In June 2007 he was busted for failing to display current license plates and failing to display an inspection sticker. Weiner took heat for the violations because he has doggedly been forcing diplomats to pay the millions they owe in unpaid New York City parking fines.