A TRUCK driver has been charged after allegedly driving at more than three times the legal limit in the Manning Great Lakes on Saturday afternoon.
About 4.45pm (Saturday November 21), police were contacted in relation to a semi-trailer driving in a dangerous manner on the Pacific Highway south of Nabiac.
Shortly after, police attached to Traffic and Highway Patrol Command located and stopped the vehicle.
The male driver was breath tested and provided a positive reading.
He was arrested and taken to Nabiac Police Station, where he underwent a breath-analysis test, which returned an alleged reading of 0.152.
The 69-year-old man was issued with a court attendance notice for the offence of high-range PCA and his driver licence was suspended.
He is due to appear at Taree Local Court on Tuesday January 12.
Traffic and Highway Patrol Commander, Assistant Commissioner John Hartley, said the phone call from a member of the public potentially saved lives on our roads today.
“By simply reporting what they saw going on in front of them on the road, the person who called police helped us respond quickly, identify the vehicle, breath test, and remove a risk to other motorists,” Assistant Commissioner Hartley said.
“We have 1354 Traffic & Highway Patrol officers patrolling in over 560 police vehicles on NSW roads, who will continue to enforce road safety for the benefit of all road users, however, personal responsibility is the key to preventing serious injury and fatal crashes.
“Unfortunately, the selfish and reckless actions of just one driver can potentially put all road users at risk and we encourage anyone who sees something dangerous to report it.
“That one phone call potentially saved not only the truck driver’s life, but also the lives of dozens of road users sharing the road at that time,” Assistant Commissioner Hartley said.
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