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Car dealership allowed to issue temporary plates

GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) -- A Granite City car dealership is now back in good standing with the state after a suspension involving the sale of a Corvette to a man who promptly crashed the sports car and killed a young couple.

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The Illinois secretary of state's office is again allowing MasterCars Co. Inc. to issue temporary license plates to vehicle buyers.

In March, the agency suspended the dealership's ability to issue temporary plates after it was learned that it issued one for a Corvette that Donald Canterbery bought on Feb. 20. Canterbery had five drunken driving convictions.

Police said Canterbery was drunk the next day, when he rammed the Corvette into the back of another car, killing 26-year-old Adam Zimmer of Granite City and his 24-year-old wife, Lindsey Arnold-Zimmer, who was five months pregnant.

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