The Antwerp police checked a driver on Tuesday who turned out not to have a driver’s license. The man was also sentenced to a driving ban and was given a warning. The man was taken to prison.
The traffic support team (VOT) Center pulled the car aside on Tuesday for a check because the driver drove around with a broken tail light. “The number plate was checked and it turned out that the car belonged to someone with a provisional driver’s license. However, there was no ‘L’ marked and there was an underage passenger in the back seat,” said spokesman Willem Migom of the Antwerp police.
The driver had no documents to identify himself. “The VOT was able to find out the name of the man. The man’s provisional driver’s license not only had expired for 4 years, he was also sentenced to a driving ban and had to pass recovery exams. In addition, he was signaled with an arrest warrant,” Migom said. The man was arrested.
“It was not the first time that the car was loaned to a person without a valid driver’s license,” Migom said. “That is why it was decided to tow it, to prevent new infringements.”