Desperate father raced trolley full through the checkout

DESPERATE to feed his family, a Rockhampton man raced through the checkout of Drake's Supa IGA in Glenmore with a trolley full of groceries.

But the groceries never made it home.

Corey Adren Crossley was arrested by police a short distance from the North Rockhampton shopping complex on Tuesday.

Yesterday, he pleaded guilty in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court to stealing, receiving tainted property, drink-driving, driving unlicensed and contravening a direction of police.

Police prosecutor Karen Dunham said Crossley, 25, entered the store with another man at 3.35pm.

She told the court they selected a number of items and proceeded out the door to the car park without making any attempt to pay.

Crossley passed the items through the smashed rear window of a car to a woman.

Ms Dunham said the defendant then drove the car a short distance before fleeing on foot.

She said a number of the goods could not be resold and restitution of $673.03 was sought.

A bottle of tequila stolen by Crossley's associate from a nearby bottle shop was among the items.

Crossley recorded a blood-alcohol level of 0.059%.

He was sentenced to three months imprisonment suspended immediately for 12 months.

He was also fined $1600 and disqualified from holding a driver's licence for four months.



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