Gardai arrest bogus taxi driver as he drove woman home
A fake taxi driver operating in Dublin was arrested last night by Gardaí as he was driving a female passenger home.
The bogus cabby was pulled over by members of the Dublin Metropolitan Region (DMR) traffic corps who were suspicious of the car, which had a fake roof sign and door stickers.
Investigating, Gardaí found that the vehicle had no tax or NCT and that its driver was also disqualified.
They also discovered a female passenger in the car, who was unaware that the taxi was fake.
Gardaí confirmed that the operator of the bogus taxi was arrested at the scene.
Anyone unsure if a taxi driver is registered can quickly check by using the ‘Taxi Driver Check’ app from the National Transport Authority.
This site can also be used to see if a taxi cab or its driver is legitimate.
Users can search by the car registration number, the vehicle taxi licence number, the driver.
Bogus Taxi fake roof sign/door stickers. No tax/ins/nct. Driver arrested driving while disqualified Charged/court pic.twitter.com/Dhl0YpxgDx— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) March 5, 2016