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Shepparton truckie accused of illegal driving

Police have charged a Shepparton truck driver for allegedly driving a semi-trailer on the wrong side of the Hume Fwy for 15km.

April 10, 2014 5:34am

Police received a number of reports of the truck travelling slowly south towards Melbourne from Donnybrook Rd in the north-bound lanes about 4.30am.

The Shepparton man, 64, was charged with six offences, including two counts of conduct endangering life, driving in a manner dangerous and driving while impaired. He was bailed to appear in the Shepparton Magistrates’ Court on June 23.

Victoria Police said the driver ignored initial directions from police to stop, but was eventually stopped in Campbellfield.

‘‘We were pretty keen to get this truck stopped, certainly before he headed to the (Metropolitan) Ring Rd,’’ Sergeant Dean Pickering said.

Fawkner Highway Patrol will await the results of blood analysis to determine if additional charges will be laid.

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