Erratic truck driver found with synthetic cannabis

Mystery truckie helps police locate a truck driving erratically on the Pacific Highway

October 28, 2013

A mystery truck driver has come to the aid of New South Wales Police trying to locate a heavy vehicle seen driving erratically on the Pacific Highway.

The public alerted police to a truck, laden with 10-tonne portable building frames, travelling unsteadily at Tabbimoble in far northern NSW late last week.

Officers patrolled the area and found the truck after another truck driver directed them to the vehicle’s whereabouts over the radio.

Police pulled the truck over and spoke to the 50-year-old male driver, who returned a negative breath test. The man’s truck was searched, with officers seizing two satchels of synthetic cannabis in the cabin area.

He provided blood and urine samples for testing.

The truck driver who aided the police did not leave his details. Investigations into the incident are continuing, and NSW Police wants the driver to come forward because he may be able assist them once again.

"We had a motorist tell an officer about this driver’s behaviour, and another truck driver report to us via CB that we needed to find this driver," Acting Assistant Commissioner Stuart Smith says.

"We are appealing to the truck driver who called the police via CB radio to contact us, as we understand he may have 'dashcam' footage of the other truck involved."

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