Unbelievable: Louisiana driver pulled over with expired 1997 license plate

The Slidell Police Department pulled a driver over for an expired plate — one that expired 23 years ago! (Slidell Police Department)

SLIDELL, La. (WWL) — A driver on the Northshore was caught trying to cut corners while holding on to an expired license plate last week.

Maybe a few of us have driven around with an expired plate, but this driver's plate was from 1997!

The SPD posted the plate on social media, saying, "For those of you who like to “switch tags”, at least give us a good challenge and don’t use a license plate that is over 20-years-old..."

When asked about the plate, the driver apparently said... "Sorry, officer, I've been busy lately and totally forgot to renew my vehicle registration. I will take care of it as soon as I get home."

The SPD put the ancient plate in their "We Can't Make This Stuff Up" category, joining the time a chihuahua drove a car into the road as its owner was getting gas.

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