SoCal officer not fooled by truck driver's fake license plate

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Posted at 10:59 AM, Jun 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-11 15:29:57-04

(KGTV) — A vintage-looking license plate didn't fool a Southern California officer in Moorpark.

A Moorpark Police officer recently pulled over a tractor-trailer to conduct a traffic stop for a false license plate, the Ventura County Sheriff's Department said in a release Monday. The plate appeared to be designed after California's 1960s vintage plates — though with some obvious differences.

Instead of "California" the plate read "Califas." The plate's lettering also appeared uneven.

During the traffic stop, the driver of the truck appeared to be under the influence, the sheriff's department says.

The motorcycle officer's assumption turned out to be correct, the department said, as the driver was arrested for being under the influence, possession of methamphetamine, being an unlicensed driver, and having an active arrest warrant.

Authorities ended up towing the truck, as well, citing it was unsafe to drive, the department said.