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This fake license plate got an officer's attention and the driver arrested

And it's not even close to the worst thing the driver is accused of doing.

MOORPARK, Calif. — A big-rig truck driver has been arrested after authorities spotted a phony license plate on his rig.

How could they tell?

Well, the Ventura County Sheriff's Department says the 1960s-style yellow-on-black plate had wobbly letters and numbers. Also, instead of "CALIFORNIA," it read "CALIFAS."

The department said Monday that a motorcycle officer spotted the plate and pulled the driver over in the city of Moorpark, northwest of Los Angeles.

Credit: Ventura County Sheriff's Office
The Ventura County Sheriff's Office said this fake, 1960s-style California license plate on on the back of a big-rig. The driver was arrested on multiple charges including DUI.

The driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, possessing methamphetamine, being an unlicensed driver and having an active arrest warrant.

The tractor-trailer was towed away because authorities say it was unsafe.