A 55-year-old man led police on a 170-kilometre chase, after stealing a case of beer.

The person entered a grocery retailer on East Avenue, Murrumbateman, at 6.30pm final evening (November 27) and  allegedly stole a case of beer.

Police tracked his automobile, a Mercedes C180 Coupe, travelling south on the Hume Freeway, Yass, and when the motive force didn’t cease, started a chase that lasted 170 kilometres.

The automobile was stopped and the person arrested on Docker Avenue, Wagga Wagga, after he allegedly did not pay for petrol on the close by service station.

He was charged with shoplifting, police pursuit, not stopping when directed, negligent driving, rushing, consuming alcohol whereas driving, acquiring property by deception and having an expired licence.

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Ian Meikle, editor