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$2316 fine for trying to drive over-height truck in tunnel

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A TRUCKIE has been fined more than $2300 after disobeying a low clearance sign prior to attempting to drive through a tunnel in Darlinghurst.

Police said they found the over-height Victorian registered B-double semi-trailer which had entered the ramp of the Eastern Distributor tunnel in Darlinghurst stopped at the southbound ramp.

The driver, a 39-year-old Dubbo man was found with a 34-year-old Queensland man, who was his co-driver.

Police from the Central Metro Highway Patrol, Kings Cross PAC, RMS traffic commanders and Transurban staff reversed the vehicle out of the tunnel and onto William St, where they conducted inquiries.

Investigations indicated the vehicle was 4.45m high and CCTV footage showed it had already attempted to enter the Lane Cove Tunnel and the Sydney Harbour Tunnel earlier in the morning.

Police said the driver was issued with infringement notices for disobey clearance/low clearance sign, tunnel/bridge ($2316 and six points), driver heavy vehicle contravene conditions of exemption ($661) and driver not record prescribed information in work diary ($165).

The co-driver was also issued with an infringement for driver not record prescribed information in written work diary ($165).

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