Wallangarra wrangle: Police allege truckie speeds off to avoid tickets


A 43-year-old man was issued with four infringements following a heavy vehicle traffic stop at Wallangarra yesterday.

It will be alleged, at 11.30am when police requested the driver produce documentation, he produced two passes which were invalid.

Police will further allege the driver became abusive, striking parts of his truck with his fists.

When the intercepting officer advised the driver, he would be turned around to NSW, he allegedly ignored three requests to produce his driver’s license.

It will be alleged when the driver saw an infringement notice being issued, he performed a U-Turn, almost hitting the intercepting officer and leaving black tyre tracks while driving away at speed.

The truck was followed to a service station in NSW where he was again spoken to however it is alleged he refused to get out of the cab and began throwing items out of the driver’s seat window.

Police managed to negotiate with the driver, explained his border pass requirements and helped him complete a new pass.

He has been issued with one Fail to Comply – Covid 19 Border Direction, and three traffic infringement notices for fail to produce a driver’s license, fail to wear seatbelt and conducting a U-Turn over a single or double white line.

Investigations are ongoing.

Queensland Police and Transport and Main Roads officers joined forces for a crackdown on truckies flouting border pass requirements at the weekend.

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