The breathalyser machine is an essential part of the inside the 'Fatal 4 - Highway Patrol Police Car's accessories.
The breathalyser machine is an essential part of the inside the 'Fatal 4 - Highway Patrol Police Car's accessories. Lee Constable

61-year-old truck driver busted for alleged drink driving

A TRUCK driver carrying dangerous goods was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol yesterday, police say.

The 61-year-old man has now been charged.

Police from the Tweed/Byron Highway Patrol were performing stationary RBT duties on the M1 at Tweed Heads shortly after 9am yesterday when they pulled in a truck carrying cylinders of carbon dioxide, LPG and compressed oxygen.

The driver submitted to a roadside breath test that allegedly provided a positive result.

He was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where he was subjected to a breath analysis.

Police will allege the man returned a reading of 0.083 which is in the mid-range category.

His licence was suspended and he was issued with a field Court Attendance Notice to appear in Tweed Heads Local Court on November 7.

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