State operation catches two heavy vehicle drivers with methamphetamine in their system

Operation Rolling Thunder picks up two heavy vehicles drivers in the Hume district.
Operation Rolling Thunder picks up two heavy vehicles drivers in the Hume district.

Goulburn Highway Patrol Sergeant Rod Cranston said he was “disappointed” after two truck drivers were caught with methamphetamine in their system after a state-wide operation. 

Operation Rolling Thunder was conducted from 7am to 7pm on February 1.

Stations were set up in Marulan and north bound on the Federal highway near Lake George. 

A total of 224 heavy vehicle motorists were stopped, 213 of which were drug tested.

Two drivers recorded a positive reading of methamphetamine in their system according to the Goulburn Highway Patrol officers. 

One was caught at 10am and the second at midday.

Sgt Cranston told The Post it was disappointing the drivers were impaired, citing consistent warnings from the NSW Police and television advertisements on drug safety and impact. 

Twelve infringements and 16 defect notices were issued on the day. 

“Yes there were heavy vehicle defects on the day, but I encourage all road users to inspect their vehicles – not just the heavy vehicle industry,” Sgt Cranston said. 

“All it takes is one defective to create an accident or fatality. Not every defect results in this, but there is a potential.” 

Operation Rolling Thunder was established after five people died over three truck crashes across NSW last month. 

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