Councilor Pays Off BMV Backlog After Ticket

Police: Monroe Gray Hadn't Registered Car In 3 Years

City-County Councilor Monroe Gray has repaid three years of overdue registrations on a car police towed after ticketing him Wednesday.

Gray was pulled over near West 30th Street and White River Parkway West Drive at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday after running a red light, said Sgt. Paul Thompson.

It was then that the officer said she discovered that Gray had not registered the 1988 BMW he was driving, which belongs to his son, in three years.

A spokesman with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles told 6News' Norman Cox that Gray paid off the past registrations and received up-to-date stickers at the Michigan Road license branch Thursday morning.

Gray has faced several ethical charges during his six terms on the council, from questions about whether he should vote on his salary for his job with the Indianapolis Fire Department, to accusations of inappropriate contracts with the city.

Fellow Democrats said Gray should be careful about his public image.

Monroe Gray

"I think once someone has had a problem in the past, it's incumbent on that person to probably make sure they have all the, the i's dotted and the t's crossed," said Marion County Democratic Chairman Ed Treacy. "He ought to be more introspective about in terms of not subjecting himself to further criticism."

Gray did not return calls for comment Thursday. He was given a warning for running the red light.