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Disqualified truckie caught with tampered speed limiter

A Victorian truckie was caught with a speed limiter override device at Tailem Bend. Picture: SA Police
A Victorian truckie was caught with a speed limiter override device at Tailem Bend. Picture: SA Police

A TRUCKIE has been arrested at Tailem Bend for allegedly driving while high on methamphetamine and tampering with the truck's speed limiter.

Police from the Heavy Vehicle Enforcement Section stopped a B-double travelling along the Princes Hwy just before 6.30pm on Monday.

It will be alleged the Victorian man was not carrying and maintaining a work diary.

The 25-year-old also tested positive to methamphetamine and further inquiries revealed he was disqualified.

A search of the prime mover also found a speed limiter override device, which enable a truck to travel greater than 100km/h, fitted near the engine.

The driver was charged with drive disqualified, fail carry work diary and possess speed limiter override device.

He may face a further charge of drug driving pending forensic analysis of the drug sample.

He has been bailed to appear in the Murray Bridge Magistrates Court in February.