A man phoned 000 when his car ran out of fuel
A man phoned 000 when his car ran out of fuel Warren Lynam

Man called 000 when his car ran out of fuel

A 40-YEAR-OLD South Mackay man will appear in court after an alleged misuse of the 000 emergency service.

It's alleged that between 1 and 3.30am today, the man phoned the Queensland Ambulance Service and the Queensland Police Service four times each on the emergency service contact line because his car had run out of fuel in Sarina.

No circumstances existed to qualify the incident as an emergency.

Police officers did eventually attend and assist the man by providing an amount of fuel - they also spoke to him in relation to the use of the 000 emergency service phone number.

Afterwards he was served with a notice to appear in the Sarina Magistrates Court on November 11 to have the charge of improperly using an emergency call service heard.


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