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OFF BEAT: Drug test cheater finds out he's carrying a passenger

Posted On: Nov. 6, 2014 12:00 AM CST

Cheating on drug tests has become almost as common as the tests themselves, but one bus driver found out he was carrying an extra rider while carrying out his bluff.

In many industries, the random urine-sample test is just a routine way of minimizing the risk of worker accidents and employer liability.

But one hapless Egyptian bus driver learned the hard way that cheating the test and beating the test are two different matters, the BBC reports.

The BBC said Egyptian media outlets reported that testers asked the driver to confirm that his submitted sample was actually his own. When he said it was, they congratulated him on his pregnancy, as he had submitted a sample from his wife.

Egyptian transportation authorities reportedly will change their policies to add blood samples to driver testing.