The driver of a stolen ute was arrested after he cheekily drove past a police station and waved at police.
Patrols at Netley Police Station in Adelaide‘s southwest spotted the vehicle drive past about 10.30am on Sunday, with the driver giving a wave.
“The vehicle looked like a ute that had been stolen overnight from Glenelg North. Checks of the registration confirmed it was the stolen Toyota ute,” police said in a statement.
Police stopped the vehicle without incident and arrested the driver, a 38-year-old man of no fixed address.
A search of the ute allegedly uncovered property stolen during an overnight break-in at a Sellicks Hill hotel.
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The man was charged with a range of offences including drink driving.
He was refused police bail and will appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on Monday.