03 April 2016

A SERVICE station attendant was taken to hospital with a head injury when she was knocked to the ground during a petrol drive off in Adelaide’s northern suburbs on Saturday.

The attendant noticed a man filling up a Ford sedan which had mud smeared over its numberplates at a Winzor St, Salisbury Downs, service station about 4pm on Saturday.

“The female console operator went to confirm the registration number, but the man started the car and drove off without paying for the petrol, knocking the woman over and failing to stop,” a police spokesman said.

She was taken to the Lyell McEwin Hospital for treatment to a minor head injury.

Police interviewed the registered owner of the car, a 31-year-old woman from Paralowie, who was arrested for failing to identify the driver of her car.

Police later arrested a Paralowie man, 24, for several offences causing harm by dangerous driving, acts to endanger life, driving in a manner dangerous to the public, fail to stop after an accident and theft of petrol.

The arrested man was refused police bail and will appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court on Monday.

Extracted in full from the Adelaide Advertiser.