Instead of taking it to the Department of Motor Vehicles, the 35-year-old allegedly drew an imitation sticker by hand — and it didn't convince authorities.
The "inspection sticker" appears to be a red piece of construction paper with almost illegible handwriting implying the vehicle passed inspection until January 2020.
"So, we appreciate people who take some initiative, however this will not work as your vehicle inspection sticker, NICE TRY!!" the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office posted on Facebook Tuesday.
The driver was identified as Manuel Muniz, of Amsterdam, a city roughly 35 miles northwest of Albany, according to WRGB. He faces a violation for driving an unregistered vehicle.