Story By: Simon Glover, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report
A lorry driver has been arrested for driving with fake number plates – after he parked next to a vehicle with the exact same registration.
Passersby called the cops after noticing two Isuzu lorries parked side-by-side with the same number plate – ’17 KK 144′ – in the city of Konya, capital of the province of the same name, in south-central Turkey.
The only difference between the two lorries was that one was red while the other was white.
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Police officers arrived at the scene and, after a brief investigation, confirmed the plates on the red vehicle were genuine but those on the white one were fake.
The owner of the white lorry, whose name has not been released, was arrested and has already been fined 6,002 TRY (830 GBP) for displaying fake registration plates.
However, the man, a haulage contractor, faces further charges in connection with the forgery of official vehicle registration documents.
Police also towed away his vehicle, which is being held in a police pound, and the man could face a legal battle to get it back.
The investigation into the incident, in the Selcuklu district of Konya, remains ongoing.
Konya was the final home of the 13th century mystic Rumi, whose tomb is in the city and whose followers became known as the Whirling Dervishes.