Police intercepted a truck after another trucking called concerned about its behaviour.
Police intercepted a truck after another trucking called concerned about its behaviour.

Truckie to face court after allegedly speeding

A TRUCK driver will soon appear in court on charges of exceed speed, drive whilst privileges removed and drive heavy vehicle whilst fatigued.

The 35-year-old driver from Queensland was intercepted by police on June 29 at 1pm on the Hume Highway by the Camden Highway Patrol on Picton Road, Wilton.

The driver was unable to produce a log book, but did have supplementary records of his trip activity.

The heavy vehicle was escorted by police to an RMS inspection station at Uanderra, where inspectors discovered a speed sensor cable was removed from the lower portion of the gearbox and pulse well.

This defect was rectified at the inspection station so a defect notice was not issued.

The driver produced a Queensland class MC licence, however a check of RMS records confirmed his driving privileges were removed in New South Wales on May 25, 2017.

The driver denied knowledge, however RMs records confirmed he had been previously advised.

Whilst speaking to the driver, police formed the opinion he was fatigued as he fell asleep during the vehicle inspection. 

He also admitted to feeling tired.

The driver was notified of his licence status and was unable to continue driving.

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