A 38-YEAR-OLD Queanbeyan man could face negligent driving charges after his truck clipped the underside of Queens Bridge and rolled earlier this week.
At about 3pm on Monday afternoon, the man turned off Monaro Street toward Collett Street before attempting to pass under Queens Bridge.
The top of the Ford Ranger utility’s load then struck the underside of the bridge, which had a clearance of 2.1m, causing the vehicle to roll.
It’s the second time in six months a vehicle has crashed after striking the underside of the bridge.
In July, a truck carrying toxic chemicals from a Queanbeyan City Council Cleanout day became wedged under a different section of the bridge.
The Monaro Street off ramp to Collett Street was closed for about an hour following Monday’s incident while the truck was extricated from the underpass.
The driver was uninjured in the crash.
Queanbeyan Police inspector Neil Grey confirmed that the driver of the truck could face charges in relation to the crash.
“[The accident] is still under investigation but if it is found to have been due to negligence, the driver would be likely to face legal proceedings,” inspector Grey said.
Cannabis found in car
A 28-YEAR-OLD Canberra man has been bailed to appear in Queanbeyan Local Court next month after being found in possession of more than 50 grams of cannabis.
About 9.15pm on Monday night, 16 December, 2013, police were patrolling Fergus Road, Queanbeyan when they saw an ACT registered vehicle parked in the street with two male occupants.
Police then approached the vehicle and spoke to the males before conducting a search of the vehicle where they located a back pack with approximately 53 grams of cannabis.
A further search of the vehicle located another 3 grams of cannabis in the centre console.
The 28 year-old from Waniassa in the ACT was then arrested and conveyed to the Queanbeyan Police Station where he was interviewed about the matter and subsequently charged with drug related offences.
He was bailed to appear in the Queanbeyan Local Court on the 13 January, 2014.
Five arrested in Operation Unite
FIVE people in Queanbeyan were among the 540 offenders arrested across the state last Friday and Saturday during Operation Unite.
The two-day blitz was part of a NSW Police crackdown on alcohol-related crime and anti-social behaviour in the lead up to Christmas.
Police from Monaro Local Area Command conducted 200 random breath tests in Queanbeyan across the two nights with four drivers arrested on drink driving charges. A fifth person was arrested in relation to a breach of bail.