A TRUCKIE has been left without his wheels following an intercept in Rockbank on Saturday.
Police say the large B-double was heading west along the Western Hwy in Rockbank when it was stopped by members from the Heavy Vehicle Unit around 12.30pm.
They say the routine intercept identified discrepancies in work diaries.
"A closer inspection revealed the truckie wasn't travelling alone. In the rear cabin a 14-month-old child and its mother were present and both were lacking appropriate restraints," said police in a statement.
"The 45-year-old man's truck was fitted with only two seats which lead to him committing the offence of overcrowding."
Is this an abuse of power by the police, or was it the right thing to do?
This poll ended on 13 December 2014.
Overcrowding is dangerous it was the right thing to do. - 15%
Yes, this was too harsh. - 69%
The law is the law. - 15%
This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.
The b double was impounded under hoon legislation and will be stored for 30 days with a release cost of $3401.
Meanwhile the owner of the truck was required to attend the intercept location with a second prime mover to take away the load.
The Dandenong truck driver will receive a summons to attend court in due course where he will need to explain his work diary offences and reasons for overcrowding.
Victoria Police is currently conducting it's biggest ever road safety campaign, including 43 local operations and 22 State Highway Patrol operations.
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