Drunk trucker overloaded

2010-02-19 00:00

A TRUCK and trailer belonging to Planet Wave Logistics, being driven by a driver three times over the legal limit for alcohol, was impounded yesterday morning for overloading.

Pranesh Panday, the Road Traffic Inspectorate officer who pulled the truck over, said they were conducting random testing when he directed the truck to the weighbridge for weighing.

He said when he spoke to the driver, he smelled alcohol, and decided to perform a Drager test, which tests the levels of alcohol.

The results showed that the driver was almost three times over the legal limit. The truck was found to be 14  820 kg overloaded.

The driver was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and overloading.

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