Tow truck operator caught driving while disqualified, drug affected

A tow-truck driver has had his vehicle impounded for 30 days after he was allegedly caught driving while disqualified and high on drugs in Victoria.

Highway patrol officers spotted the small yellow tow truck traveling along Balnarring Road with false registrations plates at around 8am this morning.

Officers stopped the truck and subjected the driver to a roadside oral fluid test which allegedly returned a positive reading for illicit drugs.


During a search of the truck – which was found to be unregistered – police also discovered rounds of live ammunition and drug paraphernalia.

The 25-year-old driver was also found to be disqualified from driving.

He is expected to be charged on summons at a later date in relation to drug driving, disqualified driving, drive unregistered vehicle, use false plates and possession of ammunition without a licence.

The man’s truck was also impounded for 30 days. He will have to pay $950 to get it back.