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Driver receives large fine for riding with blow up doll

By Mason White 11:21 AM September 10, 2013
Bash Ali 

By: Debbie Gross
A bus driver received a large fine after he was caught driving with a blow up doll on board, according to police reports in the United Kingdom.

A British party bus driver said that an extra passenger that got him a fine of 500 pounds, was actually an inflatable doll, not a real human being.

Bash Ali, 41, from Oldham, England, said he was driving the Mercedes minibus from Oldham to Manchester when he was detained and cited for the use of a vehicle on a highway when the load or passengers were likely to cause danger.

Police said he was carrying nine people, instead of the eight allowed for this type of vehicle.

Ali said the ninth passenger was actually an inflatable doll. Ali pleaded guilty to the charges in court because he could not afford a lawyer. He was ordered to pay 500 pounds in fines and court costs.

“I have no faith in justice,” he said.

Assistant District Attorney Paul Scott said the police were confident that the bus was occupied by nine people when he was detained, and that police did not see any blow up doll on board.