Police find drugs, knife after woman crashes into truck on M1

Police have made a shock discovery following a crash on the Pacific Motorway overnight.

A 31-year-old woman is accused of ploughing a Hyundai Elantra into the back of a B-Double truck northbound at Yatala around 11.30pm.

According to police, the woman’s demeanor prompted a search of the vehicle, with officers finding a quantity of amphetamine and a flick knife inside.


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The Southport woman was arrested at the scene and has since been charged with two counts of possession of a dangerous drug and one count each of driving of motor vehicle without a driver licence,  driving under the influence, unlawful possession of a weapon.

She is due to face Southport Magistrates Court today.

The driver of the truck, a 44-year-old man, thankfully managed to escape uninjured.

Police are probing whether the vehicle involved was stolen.

Investigations continue.