Police find truck driver using vice grips as brakes

South Australian Police seize truck after finding vice grips being used as brakes
South Australian Police seize truck after finding vice grips being used as brakes SA Police Media

A SOUTH Australian man has been reported for acts to endanger life after the truck he was operating was found to have inoperable brakes.  

Just before 6am, Monday 9 October, police from heavy vehicle enforcement section allegedly detected a truck travelling toward the city on the South Eastern Freeway at 90km/h.  

Police stopped the truck to check its mass and found that the rear brakes had been clamped off with vice grips and the front brakes were inoperable.  

The driver, a 37-year-old Campbelltown man was drug tested, it will be further alleged he tested positive to methamphetamine.   

The man was reported for acts to endanger life and the truck defected and seized for mechanical examination and weighing.  

His drug sample will be sent to Forensic Science SA for further analysis.

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