Truck impounded after driver caught behind the wheel with suspended licence

Last week, Victoria Police issued its first ever notice to surrender for a heavy vehicle, after the driver was caught driving with a suspended licence.

The Greater Dandenong Highway Patrol detected the truck doing a delivery on the Princes Highway in Hallam at around 2pm, on Thursday May 30.

The 33-year-old male driver from Berwick was found to have a suspended license due to a prior drink driving offence.

He was issued a notice to surrender the truck for a period of 30 days at a cost of $675.

He will also be charged on summons with drive whilst suspended and breach alcohol interlock condition.

Victoria Police says this is the first time in its history that a heavy vehicle has been surrendered – which is the equivalent of a vehicle impound.

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