An interstate truckie has lost his licence and had his truck impounded after being caught drink driving on the South Eastern Freeway this afternoon.
An interstate truckie has lost his licence and had his truck impounded after being caught drink driving on the South Eastern Freeway this afternoon. TREVOR VEALE/ The

Interstate truckie caught drink driving in South Australia

AN interstate truck driver has lost his licence and had his truck impounded after being caught drink driving on the South Eastern Freeway this afternoon.

At 1.50pm, police officers from Hills Fleurieu Highway Patrol pulled over a truck on the freeway at Bridgewater after it was seen driving in the emergency lane.

The driver, a 47-year-old Victorian man, returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.185.

Legally the legal blood alcohol limit for heavy vehicle drivers is ZERO (0.000).

The driver was arrested and charged with driving without due care, drink driving, speeding and failing to drive in the appropriate lane.

Meanwhile the outbound fully laden prime mover and trailer, weighing approximately 38 tonnes, was impounded and the driver received a 12-month immediate loss of licence.

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