July 22, 2010

English food changed my ears, claimed fake driving test candidate

An Albanian man told driving test staff English food had changed the shape of his ears – after they spotted he was impersonating someone.

Lefter Duka, 33, booked a theory test but the man who showed up to take it did not look like the photo on his licence.

The man told staff last July, his diet changed his looks. Mr Duka, who insisted the man had attended the centre as his interpreter, was arrested after failing his test in January.

Gloucester magistrates yesterday cleared Mr Duka of letting “Mr X” impersonate him. Bench chair Gordon Ferris said: “We find the case has not been proved.”

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