MODIFIED B-DOUBLE STOPPED NEAR TWEED HEADS

Highway Patrol officers in Northern New South Wales have stopped a heavy vehicle they claim was modified to travel at any speed.

Acting on information received from Queensland Police, officers attached to Northern Borders Highway Patrol stopped a B Double travelling on the M1 Pacific Highway at Tweed Heads at about 2pm yesterday.

Police claim the truck was detected travelling at 124kmh in a 100kmh zone.

It’s alleged that during an inspection of the vehicle at Chinderah, it was found the truck was fitted with a pulse generator allowing it to travel at any speed.

A further search of the vehicle allegedly uncovered an electronic system allowing speedometer controls to be overridden.

The pulse generator was removed from the B Double and the truck was defected.

The 49-year-old male driver was issued an infringement notice for travelling at 20kmh above the speed limit.

Inquiries are also continuing after alleged discrepancies were found in the driver’s work diary.

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