Truckie ‘sits behind the wheel with SIX different drugs in his system’ – but he can’t drive for a day and is fined $ 400
- A 43-year-old was arrested for a random drug test in the Northern Territory
- He tested positive for drugs and was taken to a mobile station for a new test
- Six drugs, including cocaine, opiates and methamphetamine, were in his system
- The truck driver was fined $ 400 and suspended for 24 hours
A truck driver behind the wheel in the Northern Territory tested positive for six different illegal drugs.
The 43-year-old man was arrested by the police on Tuesday at 11:45 AM for a random drug test on the Victoria Highway in Baines.
His drug test yielded a positive result, with officers taking the truck driver to a mobile police station.
A secondary test revealed that the truck driver had cocaine, benzodiazepine, opiates, THC, amphetamines and methamphetamines in his system.
A Northern Territory truck driver was caught behind the wheel with six different drugs in his system (stock image)
He was fined $ 400 for banning drugs in his blood and suspended for 24 hours.
Acting Superintendent Craig Garland of the Palmerston and Road Policing Division was disappointed that the man behind the wheel had taken a risk.
“It is disappointing to see some people endanger their lives and those of other road users,” he said in a statement.
“The NT police have kept police work on the road during the pandemic and the community can expect it to continue on the roads of NT as restrictions diminish.”