Drunk driver busted giving false name after police officer recognises him from school

Ellen Manning
·2 mins read
The car belonging to a drunk driver who tried to give a false name to a police officer but was left red-faced - after the copper recognised him from school.  .See SWNS story SWMDriver. A drunk driver who tried to give a false name to a police officer was left red-faced - after the copper recognised him from school. The man was pulled over in Derby with police saying he was driving without a license or insurance.  The car also illegally tinted windows, no black box on its exhaust pipe and the driver was under the influence of alcohol when stopped.Police allege that the man gave false details when asked to identify himself.
A drunk driver tried to give a false name to a police officer after being pulled over in Derby. (SWNS)

A drunk driver was left red-faced after trying to give a false name to a police officer – who then recognised him from school.

Derbyshire Police’s Roads Policing Unit said the motorist was pulled over in Derby and apparently tried to give a false name.

But he was busted and arrested after one of the officers recognised him from school 20 years ago.

Sharing the incident on Twitter, police said the man was under the influence of alcohol when stopped and was driving without a licence or insurance.

The car he was driving also had illegally tinted windows and no black box on its exhaust pipe, they said.

He also allegedly gave false details when asked to identify himself.

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In the tweet, the force wrote: “That awkward moment when you try to give false details but an officer recognises you from school 20 years ago.

“No licence, no insurance, illegal tints, no back box on exhaust and drunk. Arrested. #Seized”

The incident sparked an amused response from fellow Twitter users, with one writing: “That school reunion is going to be a blast then…”

Derbyshire Police replied: “As long as he doesn’t drive there.”

Another Twitter user added: “Recognised him as a fellow pupil or teacher?”