TFC Michael Murriell
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 14, Ashland
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KSP Warns About Gas Drive Off(s)
Date of News Release: 04/20/2006
(Ashland, KY) - The Kentucky State Police Post in Ashland, KY would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that we actively investigate the theft of gasoline (gas drive off).
We realize there are times when this occurs accidentally. However, with increasing gas prices, we recognize this could become a problem. The charge for this offense is Theft by Unlawful Taking - Gasoline, which is a Class A Misdemeanor. The penalty can include imprisonment for up to one year, a fine up to $500.00 and / or suspension of your operators' license up to sixty days.