Truck driver blows mid-range with dangerous cargo
A MAN has been charged after allegedly driving his truck, laden with dangerous goods, under the influence of alcohol yesterday.
Police from Tweed/Byron Highway Patrol were performing stationary random breath testing duties on the M1, Tweed Heads when they pulled over a truck carrying cylinders of carbon dioxide, LPG and compressed oxygen around 9am, Monday, October 10.
The 61-year-old driver was submitted to a roadside breath test that allegedly provided a positive result.
The man was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where he was subjected to a breath analysis.
Police will allege the man returned a reading of 0.083 which is in the mid-range category.
His licence was suspended and he was issued with a court attendance notice to appear in Tweed Heads Local Court on November 7.