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Lorry driver rams weighing station

Update: July, 04/2014 - 08:53

HA NOI (VNS) — The Transport Ministry has asked the Public Security Ministry to co-operate with People's Committee of Thanh Hoa Province to further investigate a report that a driver drove his articulated lorry at high speed into a local weighing station on Tuesday.

Trinh Ngoc Minh, chief traffic inspector of the provincial Transport Department told online newspaper VnExpress that the incident occurred when a team of inspectors suspected the lorry was overloaded.

They ordered the driver, Nguyen Van Thang, 31, from northern Bac Giang Province, to take his vehicle to the weighing station for testing, Minh said.

However, Minh said Thang drove at a high speed and then suddenly braked, damaging sensitive equipment on the road used to measure loads.

After the incident, the Directorate for Roads asked the provincial transport department to send a mobile scale to the station so that it could continue weighing trucks.

The transport ministry ordered the weighing station to be quickly repaired.

Local police remanded the driver in custody and seized the lorry for further investigation.

The driver may be charged with a criminal offence and asked to pay all costs to repair the damage..— VNS

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