A Mercedes-Benz manager in from Germany was arrested under Alabama’s controversial new immigration law for not having a driver’s license and once again shined a light on a law that many deem highly problematic.
Wednesday, a German Mercedes-Benz manager was arrested after a police officer pulled over the rental car he was driving because it did not have a tag. When the officer asked for the man’s driver’s license he stated he did not have one, only a German identification card. The officer then arrested the man for not carrying proper identification, as it is now required under the new law.
The 46-year-old man was charged with violating Alabama immigration law and sat jail until an associate was able to bring his passport, visa, and German driver’s license.
Mercedes-Benz has a plant about 20 miles outside of Tuscaloosa.
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