“Califas” License Plate Leads To Truck Driver’s Arrest

Ventura County, California – A truck driver was recently arrested after Ventura County authorities spotted a fake license plate on a tractor-trailer.

According to Senior Deputy David Anaya of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, a motorcycle officer recently conducted a traffic enforcement stop of a big rig after noticing a false license plate which read “Califas.”

Califas is a slang term for “California” or “Southern California” and is commonly used by the hispanic community.

Unfortunately for the trucker, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and law enforcement officials aren’t so hip.


If you are thinking to yourself, “this guy must have been high or something,” you would be correct.

Deputy Anaya said the driver appeared to be under the influence of narcotics.

The driver, who was not identified, was arrested for driving under the influence, possession of methamphetamine, being an unlicensed driver, and having an active warrant for his arrest.

Deputy Anaya said the tractor-trailer was towed from the scene because it was unsafe to be driven.

It’s yet another reminder to “Just Say No!” to drugs and fake license plates.




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