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Man charged with drink driving after taking scissor lift for a joyride on night out

Stewart Perrie

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Man charged with drink driving after taking scissor lift for a joyride on night out

A bloke has been charged with multiple offences after night out turned a little too rowdy.

Police were monitoring CCTV footage in Adelaide's CBD on September 9 and certainly got a surprise when they saw one camera.

They allegedly could see a 26-year-old man joyriding on a scissor lift through the city.

The man managed to make it through several main streets before eventually stopping.


Police have alleged he stole it from a construction site and then made his way King William Street, Currie Street and Leigh Street.

He was stopped by police after he drove along the footpath on Hindley Street.

The 26-year-old was arrested and was asked to submit a breath test.


He allegedly blew a reading of 0.138, which is three times the legal blood-alcohol limit in the state.

The man has been charged with illegal use of a motor vehicle, drink driving and driving an unregistered and uninsured motor vehicle.

He's also lost his licence for six months as a result of the early morning incident.

Terry Thompson, a South Australia manager at Access Hire said he got a call at 4:30am from police when they noticed the incident was unfolding.


“My first thought was I hoped no one had been hurt,” he said (via The Advertiser).

The story went viral after footage of the man joyriding through the streets in the scissor lift was posted on Instagram by popular account JustAdelaideThings.

The account has posted a screenshot of a direct message it received from Access Hire South Australia.

The message read: "The scissor lift is home safe and back on charge ready for the next customer.


"I remember my first beer."

Of course, people had an absolute field day in the comments section with loads of puns.

One said: "Talk about a night of ups and downs jeez."

Another added: "Monday's toolbox meeting: guys, what did we say about returning the keys after using the scissor lift?"


A third wrote: "Had he had his hi-vis on, would have got away with it."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@kate.the.label. Instagram/@thomasthicc

Topics: Australia, Crime

Stewart Perrie
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