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Hume Highway horror as driver is filmed braking in front of truck near Barnawartha

Angry motorist reports truck driver for reckless driving but police BAN him for deliberately break-checking the tailgating vehicle twice

  • Driver disqualified for six months over dangerous driving along Hume Highway
  • Dashcam footage showed Gary Richard Robertson brake in front of truck 
  • The Ford Fairmont swerved in front of truck several times to stop it overtaking 
  • Robertson told police truck driver had earlier cut him off during incident

An angry motorist has been banned from driving after deliberately break-checking a 62 tonne truck on a busy highway.

Gary Richard Robertson, 49, was given a six-month disqualification following his reckless behaviour at Barnawartha, in north-east Victoria, last September.

Robertson told police the truck driver, Stuart John Annison, had cut him off as he travelled down the Hume Highway, The Border Mail reported.

But the truck’s dashcam footage revealed that Robertson had break-checked the truck – with the vehicles coming within centimetres of each other.

An angry motorist has been banned from driving after deliberately braking-checking a 62 tonne truck on a busy highway 

Robertson can be seen overtaking the truck in a Ford Fairmont, carrying a passenger and a dog.

The car merges into the left lane before it brakes hard in front of the truck which pulls into the right hand lane to overtake the car. 

Robertson then pulls his car into the middle of the road and blocks the truck, which merges back into the left lane.

Minutes later, Robertson attempts to overtake another heavy vehicle and pulls into the right hand lane, with the the truck driver behind him.

The heavy vehicle slowly edges closer to the car before its bumper comes centimetres away from the Ford.

Neither of the drivers manages to overtake the heavy vehicle driving in the left lane.

They both pull back before the driver of the Ford throws his arm out the window to make a rude gesture.

Dashcam footage from the truck showed the ensuing dangerous driving with the vehicles coming within centimetres of each other at one point

Dashcam footage from the truck showed the ensuing dangerous driving with the vehicles coming within centimetres of each other at one point

Magistrate Ian Watkins told Wodonga Magistrates Court slammed Robertson for his actions.

‘If that truck struck your car, there could have been multiple fatalities. 

‘The margin of error on that road is very, very slim.’ 

Robertson pleaded guilty to careless driving and two other charges were withdrawn.

On top of his half-year disqualification, he will have to pay an $889 fine including costs.

Truck driver Annison earlier pleaded guilty to careless driving.  

Robertson pulls his car into the middle of the road and blocks the truck

Robertson pulls his car into the middle of the road and blocks the truck

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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