Man Charged With California DUI While Trying to Fill Car With Jet Fuel

San Jose Police patrolling the Reid-Hillview Airport around 8:30 pm found Robert Rodebush, 20, had got through a locked gate and was trying to fill his gas tank with fuel formulated for airplanes. Upon investigation they determined the man was intoxicated and arrested him for driving under the influence in California.

The high lead content of aviation fuel can harm a conventional car engine but police reportedly have had several people try to illegally fill their gas tanks thinking it would boost performance. The fuel is accessible from a self-serve pump using a credit card. The illegal effort wasn

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