If you are still recovering from your New Year hangover, spare a thought for gas-guzzler Brian Taylor...
The hapless petrol addict has been caught yet again topping up on his favourite tipple from a garage near his home.
Taylor ended up before the beak on New Year's Eve for flouting an order banning him from all garage pumps.
Instead of slipping out for his favourite jerrycan, he was warned he faced jail if he nips down his local forecourt again.
The serial offender loves nothing better than to have a sniff or drink of petrol, before doing a little jig while high on the fumes.
Bug-eyed and ruddy faced from his bizarre addiction, he flouted his 'no-garage' anti social behaviour order twice in one day over the festive season.
The Mirror first reported on Taylor's four-star thirst back on February 4, 2005. Then he had sneaked on to the same forecourt 51 times to steal fuel.
He attended meetings to beat the habit - but stank stank so strongly of petrol he was deemed a fire hazard and kicked out.
He was later caught downing four-star at an Asda garage in Middlesbrough, then doing his trademark dance.
Drivers later using pumps slashed by Taylor were often soaked in petrol.
Nine years on, he is still getting tanked up. Teesside magistrates heard he was arrested after he went to two different petrol stations in Redcar, Cleveland, and he admitted two offences of breaching his Asbo.
Guy Prest, prosecuting, said Taylor was the subject of an Asbo with specific prohibitions designed to keep him away from all petrol station forecourts.
Mr Prest said the defendant had a history of 'attacking petrol pumps, obtaining petrol and consuming it.' Taylor was spotted by staff at Morrisons on December 30 approaching the pumps in a bid to obtain petrol.
The same day he also went to a nearby Tesco petrol station. Police were called and he was arrested.
His long petrol-guzzling record was a "substantial aggravating feature", the court heard.
He was also the subject of a community order.
Taylor, of Brotton, Cleveland, was given a 16-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months and told to pay £120 in costs and victim surcharge.
Magistrates were "disappointed" to see him back in court and warned him: "You put one foot wrong now and you are going to go away."
In the past, Cleveland Police have described Taylor as a nuisance. "He has a real problem with it, and so de we," said a spokesman.
January 2, 2014
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