A Warrnambool man with an extensive criminal history has been arrested at a Hamilton servo driving an allegedly stolen vehicle.
The man aged in his early 40s was intercepted by police at Hamilton's United service station about 6.30pm on Sunday.
Police allege he was driving a vehicle stolen from the Ararat that same day.
The man had three outstanding warrants for his arrest.
He was arrested and transported to Warrnambool police station where he was subsequently charged with theft of a motor vehicle and other offences.
He appeared briefly in Portland Magistrates Court on Tuesday via-video link.
The man did not apply for bail and was remanded in custody.
The magistrate listed a number of custody management issues, including withdrawing from heroin and methamphetamine.
The accused man has an extensive criminal history involving drugs, dishonesty, serious driving and assault offences.
He will appear in court again on August 8.
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