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Fuel thief nabbed on disqualified license

A NEW South Wales man, who stole petrol from two service stations while on a disqualified licence, has had his day in court.

The 33-year-old was intercepted 50km south of Injune on the Carnarvon Highway on Tuesday, at about 2.10pm, at which time police found him to not only be driving on a disqualified licence, but also wanted over multiple alleged fuel drive-offs from Charters Towers the day before and Injune that morning.

Upon a further vehicle search, police located a number of prescription drugs that did not belong to him, as well as drug utensils. He appeared in Roma Magistrates Court on Wednesday on seven various counts on two counts of stealing, one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, one count of driving while disqualified, one count of possessing utensil, one count of unlawful possession of a restricted drug, and one count of contravene direction.

He was dealt a six month suspended sentence, ordered to pay $1500 in compensation, and two further years of disqualification.


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