Truckies nabbed in police operation

Operation to crack down on drug and alcohol driving also nabs almost 20 truck drivers breaking road laws

January 22, 2010

A major police operation to crack down on drug and alcohol driving north of Brisbane has also managed to net almost 20 truck drivers breaking road laws.

Operation Lasso held on the Bruce Highway involved the traffic task force, a roadside drug testing unit and even a dog squad between January 20 and January 21.

The 1062 random breath tests and 27 drug tests nabbed seven drink drivers and five drug drivers.

"Eighteen heavy vehicle traffic infringement notices were issued," a police statement says.

Police also busted motorists for others offences such as possessing dangerous drugs, possessing a restricted weapon and breaching bail conditions.

Meanwhile, an 87-year-old man was killed yesterday morning when his car collided with a truck on the Cunningham Highway on the border of NSW and Queensland at Goondiwindi.

The incident happened about 9.30am and police say the man killed was a passenger.

"The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating," a statement from police says.

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