Dutch police who arrested a person on suspicion of drink driving found he had a driving licence naming him as “Boris Johnson”.
The pretend Ukrainian doc featured an image of the former prime minister, in addition to his appropriate birthdate of 19 June 1964.
Nonetheless it’s legitimate till December within the 12 months 3000.
A police spokesman stated a automobile crashed right into a pole close to a bridge within the northern metropolis of Groningen shortly after midnight on Sunday.
Officers discovered the automobile deserted however later found the motive force standing on the Emma Bridge.
“The particular person couldn’t establish himself and refused to undertake a breathalyser take a look at,” police spokesman Thijs Damstra informed the AFP information company.
“Inside, police discovered a pretend driver’s licence belonging to Boris Johnson.
“So far as I am conscious, the actual Mr Boris Johnson was not within the Netherlands on the time.”
On Instagram, the police pressure added: “Sadly for the particular person, we didn’t fall for this counterfeit.”
The 35-year-old man who was arrested is reportedly from the city of Zuidhorn, west of Groningen.
It was unclear whether or not the Boris Johnson impersonator additionally holds Ukrainian nationality.
A former Russia correspondent working for the Dutch public broadcaster NOS stated such pretend licences may very well be purchased in vacationer retailers in Ukraine.
“I’ve [seen] them from [former German chancellor Angela] Merkel and [Ukrainian President Volodymyr] Zelenskyy, amongst others,” Kysia Hekster tweeted.