The following email was received by a colleague in relation to a recent event.
Some great work I thought I would share to brighten your day;
About 9.20am on Tuesday the 18th September, 2018 Oxley Highway Patrol received a driving complaint from truck drivers about a Queensland Registered Mazda sedan. Minutes later Highway Patrol Police were alerted to an accident 5kms north of Bellata on the Newell Highway involving this vehicle. Police arrived a short time later where they found that the Mazda had a minor collision with a caravan. Police submitted the driver and sole occupant of the Mazda to a road side breath test which proved positive. The driver a 44 year old male from Queensland, was arrested and then escorted to his vehicle. During this time police had cause to search the boot of the vehicle where a green Woolworths shopping bag containing two clear cryovac bags was located, containing what police will allege to be Cannabis. The driver was spoken to further at the scene, where he then was conveyed to Narrabri Police Station where he underwent a Breath Analysis returning a reading of 0.080.
Police later interviewed the driver, and then charged him with Negligent Driving, Drive with Mid Range PCA, Possess Prohibited Drug, & Supplying a Commercial Quantity of Cannabis.
He was then has been bailed to appear at Narrabri Local Court on the 23rd October, 2018.
*** SPECIAL THANKS TO THE TRUCK DRIVERS WHO CALLED THIS DRIVER OUT !
I’ve passed this onto BigRigs & said in my quote;
“Just another great example of how truck drivers communicate directly with police when they see those that are posing risks on our roads. It is Truck Drivers who are first to the scene of crashes, providing first aid, calling emergency services, so to have this person put off our roads certainly highlights the great work our Truck Drivers do in calling out those doing the wrong thing.”
Great work from all involved.