SA Police catch drug-driving truckies

Methamphetamines appear to be the illegal drugs of choice of truck drivers found using them, according to South Australia Police

May 23, 2012

A B-double driver tested positive to drugs when stopped by police in Adelaide last week.

The 41-year-old man was also cautioned for two omissions in his work diary.

He is one of 17 drivers caught with drugs by the South Australia Police this month, with methamphetamines the most the prevalent.

Another man tested positive to cannabis and methyl amphetamine when stopped by the police last week on the Barrier Highway in Mannahill.

The 38-year-old man from Urunga was driving a semi-trailer, and police also located cannabis inside his cabin.

He was issued with a driver defection notice for 24 hours.

Another driver had his truck grounded for 24 hours on the same day when he tested positive for methamphetamine.

The 35-year-old Mildura man was drug tested on the Eyre Highway.

The busts were part of Operation Austrans – a collaborative enforcement operation throughout Australia and New Zealand that targets road safety issues in the heavy vehicle industry.

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