POLICE have charged a 21-year-old man after he allegedly stole a scissor lift platform and drove it down Hunter Street.
Newcastle police said they were called to Newcastle West by a number of witnesses about 1.25am on Sunday morning.
The Thornton man was arrested and charged with high-range drink driving, police said.
It is alleged he was up to four times over the 0.05 blood alcohol limit.
"It's a new one for us, just when you think you have seen it all," Newcastle City Police District said in a statement.
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