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Truckie fined after ‘becoming abusive, driving at police’ after being stopped at Queensland border and told passes invalid

A truck driver has been fined after allegedly driving at police and becoming abusive when he was pulled over on his way to Queensland from NSW.

The 43-year-old was stopped by police around 11.30am on Wednesday at Wallangarra, at the inter-state border.

The man produced two passes, after being asked to show documentation, however, police will allege they were invalid.

It’s then alleged the truckie became abusive and began punching his truck.

When he was then advised he would be turned around to NSW, the man allegedly ignored requests to produce his driver’s licence to police.

As police began to issue an infringement notice, the man allegedly performed an illegal U-turn, almost hitting an officer, before driving off at speed.

A truckie allegedly became abusive when told his border passes weren’t valid. File image. Credit: Peter Cade/Getty Images

The truck was then followed to a service station in NSW, where the driver was spoken to again.

However, it’s alleged he refused to get out of the vehicle and began throwing items out of the cab window.

“Police managed to negotiate with the driver, explained his border pass requirements and helped him complete a new pass,” Queensland Police said.

The 43-year-old driver was issued with one Fail to Comply – COVID-19 Border Direction.

He was also handed three traffic infringement notices for fail to produce a driver’s licence, fail to wear seatbelt and conducting a u-turn over a single or double white line.

Investigations continue.

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