By Dominique Tassell
Police have issued a 43-year-old man with four infringements following a heavy vehicle traffic stop at Wallangarra yesterday.
It is alleged that the driver was requested to produce documentation at 11:30am yesterday, and he then produced two passes which were invalid.
Police further allege the driver then became abusive, striking parts of his truck with his fists.
When the intercepting officer advised the driver that he would be turned around to New South Wales, he allegedly ignored three requests to produce his driver’s license.
It is alleged that when the driver saw an infringement notice being issued, he performed a U-Turn.
It is further alleged that this almost resulted in the vehicle hitting the intercepting officer and did result in the vehicle leaving black tyre tracks while driving away at speed.
The truck was followed to a service station in New South Wales where he was again spoken to by police 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, and 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 failing to produce a driver’s license, failing to wear seatbelt and conducting a U-Turn over a single or double white line.
Investigations are ongoing.