Wallangarra dangerous driving charge

A 43-year-old man has been charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle following investigations into an incident at a heavy vehicle traffic stop at Wallangarra on July 21.

The driver of the vehicle was originally issued with four infringement notices after he produced invalid border passes before becoming abusive and striking parts of his truck with his fists.

When the intercepting officer advised the driver he would be turned around to NSW, he allegedly ignored requests to produce his driver’s license.

It will be alleged when the driver saw an infringement notice being issued, he performed a U-Turn, almost hitting the intercepting officer when driving away at speed.

He was charged at the time with one Failing to Comply – Covid 19 Border Direction, and three traffic infringement notices for fail to produce a driver’s license, fail to wear seatbelt and conducting a U-Turn over a single or double white line.

He has now been issued with a Notice to Appear (NTA) for dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and will appear in the Stanthorpe Magistrates Court on September 22.

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