A controversial new immigration law lands a Mercedes-Benz big-wig in the slammer.

After it became clear that the federal government under the current administration did not intend to enforce many existing laws regarding illegal immigration, some states such as Alabama enacted laws of their own intended to catch and deport illegal immigrants.

As one Mercedes-Benz "manager" from Germany recently found out, the law doesn't simply apply to illegal immigrants hailing from south of the border, and as Fox News and The Associated Press pointed out, the law resulted in the 46-year old executive being taken to jail after initially being pulled over for improper tags on his rental car.

When pulled over, the Mercedes-Benz executive was unable to produce proper identification and before a fellow associate could come to the scene with the passport, visa and German driver's license that were left in a hotel room, the exec was taken to a local jail.

"This was an unfortunate situation, but the incident was resolved when our colleague...was able to provide his driver's license and other documents to Tuscaloosa police," Mercedes-Benz spokeswoman Felyicia Jerald said.

The executive in question was in Alabama visiting the local Mercedes-Benz plant located east of Tuscaloosa.

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