Truck driver caught drink driving: police

A South Coast truck driver will face court next month after allegedly being caught drink-driving north of Batemans Bay on Thursday.

About 7.30am, police saw a truck carrying logs, allegedly not properly restrained, travelling south on the Princes Highway at East Lynne.

Police stopped the 43-year-old driver, from Wandella, and issued a breath test which returned a positive result.

He was arrested and taken to Bateman’s Bay Police Station where a breath analysis returned an alleged reading of 0.119.

Police issued a mid-range drink driving change suspended his drivers licence.

The annual holiday road safety campaign, Operation Safe Arrival, begins at midnight on Thursday with double demerits for speeding, seatbelt and helmet offences in place until New Year’s Day.

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