Texting truck driver caught over limit

A truck driver will have to face the next year without a driver’s licence after being caught allegedly using his mobile phone and over the legal alcohol limit in Malvern East this morning.

State Highway Patrol officers were patrolling the Monash Freeway when they observed the driver of a medium-rigid truck allegedly using his mobile phone about 6.30am.

The vehicle was intercepted on the Bourke Road exit ramp where the 48-year-old driver returned an alleged evidentiary breath test of .158.

The Endeavour Hills man had his licence immediately suspended for 12 months and is expected to be charged on summons with drink driving and using a mobile phone while driving.

Quotes attributable to State Highway Patrol Sergeant Matthew Nott.

“Clearly some drivers think using the freeway is a free way to break the road rules.

We will continue to conduct high-visibility patrols on the state’s freeways, both day and night, to hold these dangerous drivers to account.”

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