Joyride lands men in court

A TWO-HOUR joyride in a stolen car through Coffs Harbour’s streets has landed three men in serious trouble.

The drama unfolded at 12.30am yesterday when two men discovered a 1991 Holden Apollo station wagon with the engine running and the keys in the ignition in Scarba Street.

Police allege the pair hopped in and screeched away to the dismay of the owner who had left the vehicle running for only a couple of minutes.

Police allege the men then picked up a friend and drove through the suburbs, dumping the vehicle in Robin Street at 2.30am.

Residents saw the men wiping down the doors to remove fingerprint evidence and raised the alarm.

Officers converged on the area and found the trio in Gundagai Street. They arrested them and took them to Coffs Harbour Police Station.

A Coffs Harbour man, 24, has been charged with taking and driving a conveyance and low-range drink-driving (.075).

A Toormina man, 28, and a Coffs Harbour man, 25, have each been charged with being carried in a conveyance.

The trio will appear in Coffs Harbour Local Court.

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