Dutch cops arrest ‘Boris Johnson’ for drink driving as cheeky motorist’s fake licence uses ex-PM’s photo & date of birth
A CHEEKY man arrested for drink driving in the Netherlands was caught carrying none other than the ID of former British prime minister, Boris Johnson.
Dutch authorities found the bogus driving license – complete with a picture of Boris with his trademark messy mop and his real birthdate – on a Ukrainian man, 35, after he crashed his car into a pole.
Dutch police spokesperson, Thijs Damstra said officers came across the counterfeit object when searching through the abandoned and banged up car near the Emma Bridge in the northern city of Groningen.
The police later found the unnamed Ukrainian driver, who lived not far from Groningen, still standing on the bridge.
“The person could not identify himself and refused to undertake a breathalyser test,” Damstra said on Monday.
The 35-year-old man was arrested and his car was searched, which is when the sham driving license belonging the former prime minister was found in his belongings.
Strangely, the Dutch police were not fooled by the ruse.
And yet, the cops did find the humour in the incident and wrote on their Instagram account: “Unfortunately for this person, we did not fall for his forgery.”
The false ID even had its issuing date listed as July 24, 2019 – the date Boris became prime minister, but its expiry date was listed less believably as the year 3000.
Damstra added: “As far as I’m aware, the real Mr Boris Johnson was not in the Netherlands at the time.”
The investigating cops were unable to determine where the forgery was made, but it is reported that fake driving licenses are easily acquirable in tourist shops in Ukraine.