Driver Pulled Over Because of Fake License Plate, Arrested for Other Charges

Driver Pulled Over Because of Fake License Plate, Arrested for Other Charges

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MOORPARK, Calif. – The  Moorpark Police Department Traffic Unit and the California Highway Patrol conduct special enforcement on the commercial vehicle to ensure safe traveling. Many stops are made, some for bald tires, bad brakes, and others for several other reasons that may make the vehicle less safe.

Some reasons stand out more than others, like in the case of a recent traffic stop. A CHP motorcycle officer noticed something suspicious about the license plate on a tractor-trailer. Actually, it was a little more than suspicious unless the officer had very poor vision.

The driver created his very own license plate, a 1960’s legacy plate. With a“CALIFAS” license plate number, tags, and everything.

What is “CALIFAS” you ask?  

We are assuming it was meant to read “California” or maybe he thought the charges would be less not actually being an exact counterfeit.  Not sure, but he gets an “A” for both effort and creativity.

The CHP officers stopped the tractor-trailer and the driver appeared to be under the influence of drugs. He was given a field sobriety test and subsequently arrested for driving under the influence, possession of methamphetamine, being an unlicensed driver, and having an active warrant for his arrest. The tractor-trailer he was driving was towed due to unsafe driving conditions.


“Deputies from the Moorpark Police Department will continue to enforce the California Vehicle Code with respect to commercial vehicles traveling through the city,” said Ventura Sheriff’s officials.   

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