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Minivan Driver Arrested For Hauling 285 Gallons of Diesel Fuel in California

Updated On 28 Apr, 2019 Published On

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.

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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