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 license 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, they said.
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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”
As long as he doesn’t drive there 👍
— Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit (@DerbyshireRPU) September 19, 2020
Recognised him as a fellow pupil or teacher?
— Richard Whitenstall (@rmw_999) September 19, 2020
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?”