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18 November, 2020

Fuel theft leads to dangerous driving

A FEMALE driver from Brisbane has been remanded in custody and transported to Brisbane after being arrested by Longreach Police on Monday afternoon of last week.

By Hamish Hart

Photo credit: Hamish Hart

The 33-year-old allegedly stole fuel from Winton’s Caltex petrol station at 11:20am before failing to stop for Longreach Road Policing Units when allegedly speeding on the Landsborough Highway.

Her vehicle was later found in a carpark outside Longreach’s IGA supermarket where she was witnessed operating an ATM by local officers.

The offender allegedly attempted to drive away by ramming one of two police cars blocking her path.

She was apprehended by police after a Longreach officer smashed the driver’s side window with a torch, causing injuries to the officer’s arm. The offender sustained minor injuries.

She was charged with multiple offences including stealing, speeding, failing to stop for police, dangerous driving, obstructing police, damaging police property, unlawful possession of property, and fraud offences.

She was also arrested after failing to appear in court on charges of fraud, unlawful use of a vehicle, and breaking and entering.

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