Truck driver to be charged with drug and work diary offences
POLICE are expecting to charge a truck driver with several offences related to drug and work diary offences after allegedly tested positive to methamphetamine.
The 33-year-old driver was stopped for testing on Windsor Road at Box Hill at 8.15am on December 3, driving a semi-trailer.
He allegedly failed to produce his work diary, telling police "I don't have it, I'm just doing local work".
Police found the diary located in the truck, along with 0.61 grams of methylamphetamine.
A glass pipe and the load manifest were also located, revealing the driver was heading to Armidale, Tamworth and Muswellbrook.
Police said investigations into his conduct were continuing, however they were expected to charge him with the following offences:
- Drive vehicle with illicit drug present
- Possess prohibited drug
- Possess equipment to administer prohibited drug
- Solo driver work more than standard maximum time - severe risk
- Driver not keep work diary as required
- Make false or misleading entry in work record
- Driver not give information to record keeper as prescribed (49 sequences)
- Driver not record required information after starting work (three counts)