Police charge man over fail to pay and dangerous driving

A P-plater will front court next month on fraud and dangerous driving charges.

About 12.30am on Monday, December 4 police were notified of an alleged fraud at a Service Station in Goulburn where a man purchased about $90 worth of petrol and left without paying.

Over the next 30 minutes police received reports that the same vehicle, a blue coloured Hyundai sedan, was being allegedly driven in a dangerous manner and high speed north on the Hume Highway.

About 1am police responded to a collision in the northbound lanes of the Hume Highway at Pheasants Nest where the Hyundai allegedly collided with the rear of another vehicle. No persons were injured from the collision however both cars required towing from the scene.

Police spoke with the alleged driver of the Hyundai, a 20-year-old man from the ACT, who was the holder of a provisional driver’s licence. The man was subjected to a roadside breath test which proved positive. He was arrested and taken to Bowral Police Station. A breath analysis produced an alleged reading of 0.151.

His licence was immediately suspended and he was issued a court attendance notice for fraud, drive in dangerous manner and high range drink driving. He is due to appear at Moss Vale Local Court on January 9, 2018.