Christopher Knaus June 20, 2012
A truck driver who allegedly used sticky tape to change his number plates while speeding with a stash of amphetamine down the Hume Highway was nabbed by police this morning.
The NSW registered truck was seen speeding at 131km/h north along the highway just before 5am this morning, according to police.
Goulburn police pulled the truck over near Bookham, and spoke with the 42-year-old male driver from Victoria.
Police checked the vehicle over, only to discover that yellow tape had been used to obscure letters and numbers on the truck's licence plate.
Police say the driver was attempting to stop authorities from identifying the truck.
The officers continued searching, and allegedly found a quantity of amphetamine inside the truck.
The driver was fined for speeding, and using the tape to obscure the number plate.
He will be taken to court for possession of a prohibited substance, and is expected to face the the Yass Local Court on July 3.
Traffic and Highway Patrol superintendent Stuart Smith said he was "shocked and disappointed" by the actions of the driver.
"To commit these alleged offences in a heavy vehicle is beyond belief," he said.
"The potential dangers that a truck of this size could cause to the driver and other road users whilst speeding would be catastrophic."