Truckie reportedly throws an EPIC tantrum after being turned away at the Queensland border for not having a valid permit
- The 43-year-old committed four offenses after being detained in Wallangalla
- Police say the man became abusive and started hitting his truck
- After being told to turn around, he reportedly failed to hand over his driver’s license
- Then he reportedly made a U-turn that ‘nearly hit’ the intercepting officer
A truck driver stopped as part of border patrols in Queensland, who reportedly nearly hit a police officer as he drove away, leaving ‘black tire marks’.
The 43-year-old man has been charged with four offenses after being detained yesterday in Wallangalla near the NSW-QLD border.
Police say the man turned violent and started hitting his truck after handing over two invalid border passes.
A truck driver reportedly assaulted and hit his vehicle after giving two invalid border passes to police at the NSW-QLD border (pictured)
After being told to turn around, the driver allegedly failed to issue his driver’s license. Seeing that a violation notice had been written, he made a U-turn that “nearly hit” the intercepting officer.
Police gave chase and caught up with him at a gas station in NSW, where the man reportedly refused to get out of the taxi before throwing things out of the driver’s side window.
He was eventually helped fill out a new border pass but was shown a non-compliance with a COVID-19 directive, failing to present a driver’s license, not wearing a seat belt and making a U-turn over a double white line.
Police say the man turned violent and started hitting his truck after handing over two invalid border passes (stock photo)
More than 130 trucks were intercepted Wednesday as part of an ongoing operation, and Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollschewski said that while compliance was improving, some still didn’t get the message.
“The non-compliance started at about 36 percent, it has fallen to 13 percent of those who don’t have the correct passes,” he said on Thursday.
Drivers have been warned of increased congestion on the state’s southern border after authorities announced “checkpoints will be back” following a decision to declare all of NSW a hotspot.
Police intercepted nearly 1,900 vehicles on Wednesday, six turned over and one person was placed in hotel quarantine.
On Wednesday, police turned over six vehicles at the border and placed one person in hotel quarantine after stopping nearly 1,900 vehicles (stock photo)