Three cars found with same plate

Shanghai traffic police arrested a man seen driving three different Mercedes cars with plates depicting the same number.

A man was arrested on Monday after three different Mercedes cars were spotted, each bearing the same plate in Shanghai.

Traffic police said the three Mercedes S-Class cars were parked in Shanghai Used Car Market on Monday afternoon.

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Police said they found evidence from surveillance cameras a few days ago showing that the same person was driving the three cars between Baoshan and Putuo districts.

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Bai Changshan, the driver, was caught in the used car market on Monday.

Bai told police that a person named Yang Lei, who was the owner of the three cars, had asked him to sell them, and since two of the cars had Shanghai C plates, which are not allowed within the Outer Ring Road, Bai had to use the Shanghai B plate on the third car on the other two cars while driving them into downtown districts.

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Bai Changshan

Police said a new set of car plates and a vehicle license was issued to the B plate car last June.

Investigation is continuing.

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