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Gas Drive Offs

INSTRUCTIONS FOR STATION EMPLOYEES

First determine if the Drive Off was an intentional criminal act.

ASK YOURSELF:
  • Was there no credit card swipe attempted on a properly working credit card reader at the pump (verified).
  • Did the act involved evasive behavior such as the gas hose being set on the ground, the license plate missing from the vehicle, etc...
  • Was the person(s) told to stop, and did not / ran from the store / vehicle sped away, etc...
  • Did the person taking the gas commit other illegal acts: retail theft, etc....
ONLY IF THE ACT APPEARS TO BE INTENTIONAL - CALL FOR AN OFFICER: (920) 391-7450

Click on this link and complete the Gas Drive Off form. Have the form ready for the officer upon their arrival:

GAS DRIVE OFF FORM



UNINTENTIONAL GAS DRIVE OFFS

An unintentional gas drive off is a civil matter and cannot be handled by an officer.

If there is no obvious Criminal Intent, this is a civil matter:
  • Vehicle owner information cannot be given to you by law enforcement
  • To legally obtain the veicle's registered owner information, you must complete the state form MV2896. Click on this link to obtain the form from the state DOT: http://www.dot.state.wi.us/drivers/forms/mv2896.pdf
  • Mail the MV2896 form to the Wisconsin DOT at the address on the form along with the fee. Law Enforcement has no legal authority to collect money or order payment in any civil matter. the business may correspond withthe registered owner of the vehicle in an attempt to collect payment for the gasoline or may pursue civil action.
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