Tweed Heads Police pull over and arrest truck driver under the influence of alcohol.
Tweed Heads Police pull over and arrest truck driver under the influence of alcohol. John Gass

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.



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