UPDATE: Truck Driver Charged Following Police Pursuit

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17 February 2019

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Police have charged a Queensland man with a range of serious driving offences after an alleged police pursuit involving a B-Double on Saturday night.

Officers intercepted the truck at Glenugie, south of Grafton, where the driver failed to stop for Police. 

The B-Double then continued through Grafton along the Pacific Highway, where it finally stopped about 50km north at the Mororo Bridge at Chatsworth Island.

According to Police the truck was carrying an estimated 50 tonnes of freight during the chase.

Inspector Brendan Gorman from Coffs/Clarence Police District said the 48 year old driver was released from Grafton Base Hospital on Sunday morning before being charged with negligent driving, police pursuit (drive in a manner dangerous), reckless driving, use a vehicle as a weapon to prevent apprehension, not stop when directed by police, driver not wear seatbelt and resist arrest.

Further action may be taken once police received results from blood samples.

The man has been bail refused to appear in Grafton Local Court on Monday.

On Sunday afternoon, Triple M were in contact with the company, Cameron Interstate, who the man was a sub contractor for.

Their General Manager told Triple M, “We are extremely concerned to learn of the incident last night involving one of our subcontractors, we treat safety as a high priority for our employees, contractors and the general public. We are co-operating fully with the NSW police force during their investigation”.

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