Emergency services at the scene of a cattle truck rollover near the corner of James and Cohoe Sts, Monday, August 20, 2018.
Emergency services at the scene of a cattle truck rollover near the corner of James and Cohoe Sts, Monday, August 20, 2018. Kevin Farmer

Cattle truck rollover driver escapes disqualification

A TRUCK driver who rolled his cattle truck in Toowoomba leaving some beasts having to be put down has been fined but escaped losing his driver's licence.

Magistrate Viviana Keegan said it wasn't mandatory to disqualify Wayne Robert Pholi's driver's licence which he would need to continue working and pay his fine.

Pholi's prime mover and trailer had 60 cattle on board when he approached the James St/Cohoe St intersection about 4.54pm, August 20, Toowoomba Magistrates Court heard.

He later told police the cattle had moved to the right as he rounded the bend and the truck toppled over because of the weight shift, blocking all western bound traffic and one lane of eastern bound traffic.

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