A CHEEKY man arrested for drunk driving in the Netherlands was caught carrying nothing but former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s ID.
Dutch authorities found the fake driver’s license – complete with a picture of Boris with his messy mop and his real date of birth – on a 35-year-old Ukrainian after his car crashed into a post.
Dutch police spokesman Thijs Damstra said officers came across the fake object while searching the abandoned and battered car near the Emma Bridge in the northern city of Groningen.
Police later found the unnamed Ukrainian driver, who lived near Groningen, still standing on the bridge.
“The person could not identify himself and refused to take a breathalyser test,” Damstra said Monday.
The 35-year-old was arrested and his car searched, and the former prime minister’s license was found among his belongings.
Curiously, the Dutch police were not fooled by the ruse.
And yet the cops found humor in the incident, writing on their Instagram account, “Unfortunately for that person we didn’t fall for his fake.”
The date of issue of the false ID was even given as July 24, 2019 – the date Boris became prime minister, but its expiry date was given less credibly than the year 3000.
Damstra added: “As far as I know, the real Mr Boris Johnson was not in the Netherlands at the time.”
Investigating police officers were unable to determine where the forgery was made, but it is reported that fake driver’s licenses are readily available in tourist shops in Ukraine.