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Suit takes aim at driver ‘fees,’ transportation plan

A group of anti-tax conservative activists filed a lawsuit yesterday in Richmond Circuit Court, challenging the state’s new scheme of “abusive driver” fees and the transportation plan passed by the 2007 General Assembly, reports The Associated Press. The 25-page, 13-count lawsuit was filed by Richmond lawyer Patrick McSweeney.

Plaintiffs in the suit include Del. Robert G. Marshall of Prince William County, former Del. Dick Black and a Warren County woman who could be assessed the “civil remedial fees.” She was cited July 24 for driving 66 mph in a 45-mph zone.

Defendants include Gov. Tim Kaine, Attorney General Bob McDonnell and House Speaker Bill Howell. McDonnell’s office will defend the law.

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