‘Boris Johnson’ arrested by Dutch police for drink-driving after crash

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Dutch police have revealed that a man arrested on suspicion of drink driving and were surprised to discover he has a licence naming him as Boris Johnson.

The fake Ukrainian document –with an official portrait of the former prime minister along with his correct date of birth – was ‘issued’ in 2019 and valid until the year 3000, according to a report in The Telegraph

Police spokesman Thijs Damstra said it was found by officers investigating a crash shortly after midnight on Sunday when a car hit a pole near the Emma Bridge in the northern city of Groningen.

The car was abandoned but police were later told that the driver was standing on the bridge.

‘The person could not identify himself and refused to undertake a breathalyser test,’ Mr Damstra told AFP news agency.

The 35-year-old man, from the small town of Zuidhorn west of Groningen, was arrested and police searched his car.

‘Inside, police found a fake drivers licence belonging to Boris Johnson,’ Mr Damstra said.

‘Unfortunately for this person, we did not fall for his forgery,’ Groningen police added on its Instagram account.

Police could not say where the forged document was made but NOS journalist and former Russia correspondent Kysia Hekster said in a tweet published by the broadcaster that fake driver’s licences could easy be bought in tourist shops in Ukraine.

EsB learnt that the real Mr Boris Johnson was not in the Netherlands at the time.

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