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 previous prime minister, in addition to his appropriate birthdate of 19 June 1964.
However it’s legitimate till December within the yr 3000.
A police spokesman mentioned 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 driving force standing on the Emma Bridge.
“The person could not identify himself and refused to undertake a breathalyser test,” police spokesman Thijs Damstra advised the AFP information company.
“Inside, police discovered a pretend driver’s licence belonging to Boris Johnson.
“As far as I’m aware, the real Mr Boris Johnson was not in the Netherlands at the time.”
On Instagram, the police power added: “Unfortunately for the person, we did not 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 mentioned such pretend licences may very well be purchased in vacationer retailers in Ukraine.
“I have [seen] them from [former German chancellor Angela] Merkel and [Ukrainian President Volodymyr] Zelenskyy, among others,” Kysia Hekster tweeted.