Items thrown at truck at Tweed

TWEED Police are searching for youths whose dangerous actions could have caused a fatal accident.

Inspector Darren Steel said the group threw unknown objects at passing trucks on Wednesday night.

“About 11pm two B-double semi-trailers were travelling south on the Pacific Highway,” Insp Steel said.

“As they approached the bridge about 500m south of Kennedy Drive the drivers observed a number of youth on the side of the road.

“As they passed them they saw the youths throwing unknown objects.”

The objects hit the windscreen of one truck and the passenger window of the other, causing damage to both, Insp Steel said.

“Police were notified and patrols of the area could not locate them.”

Insp Steel said similar actions in other areas have resulted in serious accidents, injuries and death.

“The maximum penalty for throwing objects at vehicles or vessels is five years imprisonment,” he said.

“It’s considered an extremely dangerous practice.”

Police ask anybody with information regarding the identity of the youths or witnesses to the incident to contact the Tweed Police on (07) 5536 0999 or Crime Stoppers 1300 333 000.



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