Drunk Australian teen steals fire engine

July 24th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS  

Sydney, July 24 (IANS) An intoxicated 16-year-old boy broke into a fire station in an Australian town and drove off with a fire engine, police said Saturday.
Police said the teenager broke into the fire station at Lithgow, 143 km from Sydney, and stole a 14-tonne fire truck at about 11.45 p.m. Friday, the Daily Telegraph reported.

He also activated the emergency lights and drove off to the Blue Mountains area near Sydney. He was pulled over by police a short time later and was breath-tested, which returned a positive reading of the presence of alcohol.

The teenager was issued a court notice for novice-range drink driving and will also be dealt with for the offences relating to breaking into the fire station and stealing the fire truck, police said.

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