A TRUCK driver has had his licence suspended following a police stop north of Dubbo.
At 9.10am on Tuesday, police attached to Orana Highway Patrol were conducting stationary random breath testing on the Newell Highway at Gilgandra.
"An unladen semi trailer was directed into the site," officers said in a statement.
"Police observed the driver to not be wearing a seatbelt."
Officers said the seatbelt was plugged in, but behind the driver's seat.
Police allege that when they requested the driver's Heavy Vehicle Work Diary he stated: "I probably haven't even started it for today".
The 53-year-old driver from Moree said he commenced driving/work at 5.30am the same morning at Moree.
The driver was submitted to a breath test, and provided a positive roadside sample. He was then taken to Gilgandra Police Station and returned a reading of 0.027 on the breath analysis.
Due to driving a heavy vehicle the driver's limit is 0.02.
The driver was issued an infringement for special driver drive with a special range PCA, not wear seatbelt and not record required information after starting work.
The driver was also suspended as a result of the PCA.
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