Truckie ‘is busted behind the wheel with SIX different drugs in his system’ – but he is banned from driving for ONE day and given a $400 fine
- A 43-year-old was pulled over for a random drug test in the Northern Territory
- He tested positive for drugs and was taken to a mobile station for another test
- Six drugs including cocaine, opiates and methamphetamine were in his system
- The truck driver was fined $400 and was suspended from driving for 24 hours
A truck driver has tested positive for six different illicit drugs while behind the wheel in the Northern Territory.
The 43-year-old man was pulled over by police for a random drug test at 11.45am on Tuesday on the Victoria Highway in Baines.
His drug test returned a positive result, with officers taking the truck driver to a mobile police station.
A secondary test found the truck driver had cocaine, benzodiazepine, opiates, THC, amphetamines and methamphetamines in his system.
A Northern Territory truck driver was busted behind the wheel with six different drugs in his system (stock image)
He copped a $400 fine for having prohibited drugs in his blood and was suspended from driving for 24 hours.
Acting Superintendent Craig Garland of the Palmerston and Road Policing Division was disappointed the man had taken a risk behind the wheel.
‘It is disappointing to see that some individuals will put their lives and the lives of other road users in danger,’ he said in a statement.
‘The NT Police have maintained a road policing presence during the pandemic and the community can expect this to continue on NT roads as the restrictions ease.’