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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Nov. 31? Are you sure?

A Rathdrum man pulled over for speeding Tuesday gave a Spokane Valley police officer good reason to be suspicious: he claimed to have been born on Nov. 31.

Knowing that “30 days hath September, April, June, and November,” (Officer Jack) Rosenthal arrested the man for giving false information and failing to cooperate," according to a news release prepared by Sgt. Dave Reagan.

Brian Lloyd Measel, whose real birth date is March 18, 1985, was booked into Spokane County Jail after police found a scorched metal spoon and a syringe with morphine in his pocket.

Measel, who was driving without a license, faces charges of giving false information and failure to cooperate, as well as possession of a controlled substance, according to police.

He was released from jail on his own recognizance after appearing in Spokane County Superior Court today, records show.

Reagan headlined a news release about Measel's arrest, "As A Career Choice, Rocket Science Is Out."

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