This Fake License Plate Got a Motorcycle Officer’s Attention

The driver was stopped in Ventura County, then officers learned there was a warrant for his arrest

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Ventura County Sheriff's Department

A fake vintage California license plate led to the arrest of a big rig driver on suspicion of DUI, methamphetamine possession and other crimes in Ventura County. 

A motorcycle officer noticed the plate and pulled the driver over in Moorpark, about 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles. The plate had the yellow lettering and black background of a 1960s legacy plate, but the similarities ended there.

Instead of "CALIFORNIA," the plate had the word "CALIFAS" above the identification number.

The driver had a warrant out for his arrest, the Ventura County Sheriff's Department said in a statement Wednesday. Details about the warrant were not immediately available.

The big rig was towed from the scene because it was unsafe to be driven, the sheriff's department said.

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