22 January 2016

A driver of a petrol tanker has tested positive for drugs after a member of the public reported him driving erratically on a Victoria highway, police say.

A petrol tanker driver has been grounded for 12 hours after allegedly returning a positive drug test in eastern Victoria.

Police intercepted the driver of the B-Double tanker, containing 37,000 litres of fuel, after a member of the public reported him driving erratically on the Princes Highway near Bairnsdale on Thursday.

The 44-year-old driver, from Frankston in Melbourne, allegedly returned a positive test for drugs but negative for alcohol.

He has been grounded for 12 hours while police await further toxicology tests.

Extracted in full from SBS.

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