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ALLEGED DRUG DRIVER CRASHES B-DOUBLE NEAR GRAFTON

The driver of a B-double truck that crashed on the outskirts of Grafton overnight has been charged with drug driving.

Around 8pm, emergency services were called to the Summerland Way at Carrs Creek, after the northbound heavy vehicle rolled onto its side and slid about 100m into a fence.

The driver, a 43-year-old man from Concord, escaped without injury but the truck and its paper load, was extensively damaged.

The driver returned a negative roadside breath test, but a drug test returned a positive result for methamphetamine.

Officers searched the truck cabin and seized an ice pipe, during a further search officers seized 11 clear, re-sealable bags containing a crystal substance alleged to be ice.

The man was arrested and taken to Grafton Police Station where he was charged with drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous, supply a prohibited drug, and possess a prohibited drug.

He was granted conditional bail to appear in Grafton Local Court on September 3.

Any further charges depend on drug test results.

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