Orana Mid-Western police arrested a man in Dubbo for allegedly failing to pay for a taxi

Police arrested a 43-year-old man after he allegedly failed to pay for a taxi and found to have two knives and restricted prescribed drugs.

About 1.30pm on Saturday police allege the accused flagged down a local taxi, asking to drive him to certain locations around Dubbo.

The accused took them to Mitchell Highway west of Dubbo, where he got out of the car and police allege he failed to pay for the taxi.

Orana Mid-Western Police District Sergeant Adam Wood said police were called to the scene by the taxi driver and police spoke to the male driver.

“Police patrolling the highway located the man and observed him walking towards Dubbo. 

“He was placed under arrest for failing to pay for the taxi and police searched the accused and located two knives both approximately 30cm long.”

 “Police also found a blister pack containing prescription medication.” 

The man was taken to Dubbo Police Station and charged with dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception for failing to pay for a taxi, custody of a knife in a public place and possession of a  prescribed restricted substance.

The man was granted conditional bail by Dubbo local Court on September 9 and is due to re-appear on the 12th.