Speeding truck seized, investigations underway

Truck seized and driver fined $463 after police nab vehicle travelling 25km/h over speed limit on Hume Highway

August 30, 2012

A truck has been seized for investigation and its driver fined $463 after New South Wales Police clocked the vehicle speeding along the Hume Highway at 125km/h.

Officers at Holbrook detected a red, white and blue coloured prime mover with Victorian number plates travelling 25km/h over the speed limit about 1.58am today.

Police breath-tested the 43-year-old truck driver from Shepparton in Victoria. The test returned a negative result, and officers slugged him with the $463 fine and four demerit points for exceeding the speed limit by more than 20km/h.

A statement from NSW Police says the truck was defected and taken to a depot to be inspected today.

The lead-foot driver was caught only days after Operation Steel, which targeted unsecured loads, speeding and vehicle standards, concluded.

"Despite our recent enforcement campaigns, such as operations Overland, Discovery, Marshall, Octagon, Explorer, and more recently Steel, there are clearly some in the industry that continue to speed in an effort to gain a commercial advantage," Superintendent Stuart Smith says.

NSW Police says further action could be taken depending on the outcome of the truck inspection.

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