Three livestock truck drivers to face court over separate rollover incidents

Following police investigations into three separate livestock truck rollovers that occurred in regional South Australia last year, each of the drivers are due to face court.

Police from the Yorke Mid North Local Service Area revealed that investigations into all three incidents have now been completed.

The first of these incidents occurred on September 4, 2023, at around 6.20am, where a B-double carrying cattle collided with a concrete barrier and pole and subsequently rolled at Ludgvan Street, Burra.

The B-double came to a stop under the verandah of a house, causing extensive damage to the property.

“After a thorough investigation by Spalding Police, the driver, a 43-year-old man from the Clare Valley was reported for driving without due care and driving unlicensed. He will be summonsed to appear in the Clare Magistrates Court at a later date,” said SA Police in a statement.

In a separate incident, on Sunday November 12, 2023, at about 11.15am, a fully laden road train carrying two trailers of cattle rolled on the Goyder Highway, Bundey.

The driver, a 53-year-old local man, was reported for driving without due care and driving under the influence of methamphetamine. He will appear in the Nuriootpa Magistrates Court at a later date.

A third incident, which occurred at around 4pm on Wednesday December 6, 2023, involved the rollover of a truck carrying 383 sheep at the intersection of Booborowie & Kimbo Road, Booboorowie.

The 48-year-old driver, who lived locally, was transporting sheep between properties. He was reported for driving without due care and will appear in the Port Pirie Magistrates Court at a later date.

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