A driver was arrested for defining "a lawful order" and hauling off 285 gallons of diesel fuel in a minivan, California authorities confirmed on Friday, April 26.
According to the California Highway Patrol’s (CHP) Oroville division, five containers of fuel were discovered inside the vehicle of the driver, whose identification has not been released.
The CHP said,
We understand fuel prices are going up, but this is not the way to stock up on fuel. For obvious reasons this is highly illegal and dangerous.
Today's safety tip... no, a minivan is NOT an approved method of transporting 285 gallons of diesel fuel in non-approved containers (five 55 gallon drums) thankfully it didn't go boom pic.twitter.com/6Bbsz3Z5nE
— CHP Oroville (@CHP_Oroville) April 26, 2019
The agency shared a few photos of the containers in the minivan in addition to of one of the fuel pump, which showed the approx. $943 price tag.
California Highway Patrol said in a statement that the minivan was impounded and the driver was taken into custody.
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