20 cans of rum and Coke later, he decides to nick a forklift

AN UNLICENSED man who stole a forklift and was involved in a low-speed pursuit at North Lismore in August told police he had consumed 20 cans of premixed rum and cola before the incident.

Levi James Wone appeared in Lismore Local Court yesterday and entered guilty pleas to seven charges including drive while disqualified, mid-range drink driving, enter enclosed lands and possess prohibited drug.

Police facts tendered before the court stated at 5.30pm on August 10, 23-year-old Wone broke into Lismore Tractor and Machinery Centre on Tweed St and stole a Yale forklift.

Wone then smashed the forklift through the gates of the business and drove to nearby Gibbons St, where he dumped the forklift and ran from a man following in a car.

When he was arrested by police nearby and searched, officers discovered three grams on cannabis in his pocket.

He placed Wone on an 18 month good behaviour bond and disqualified him from driving for two years.

Mr Linden also fined Wone $300 for two offences of enter enclosed lands and possess prohibited drug.



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