Traffic cops check Facebook page for driver's girlfriend, determine he's a fugitive


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Two Oregon state troopers were dubious Sunday when the man they had pulled over in a traffic stop in the suburban Portland area showed them a driver’s license that seemed to feature someone else’s photo.

So they used the laptop computer in their patrol car to check the Facebook page for the car’s owner, who the driver said was his fiancée. Her “in a relationship” status indicated that she was involved with Kerry Prowse, and he seemed to resemble the driver. He also turned out to be a fugitive wanted for a parole violation, KATU reports.

Questioned further, the driver admitted he was Prowse and was arrested on multiple charges including unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and unlawful possession of methamphetamine. He was booked at the Clackamas County Jail.

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