A truck set up, complete with television.
A semi-trailer driver was caught with a little too much widescreen and not enough windscreen yesterday, in a bizarre police case in which in-car entertainment was taken to the extreme. The truck had been seen driving erratically along the Hume Highway yesterday morning just after peak-hour, with several reports being made to police.
A highway patrol had pulled the truck over near Goulburn at 9.35am, and soon made an unusual discovery inside.
The driver had bolted a 32cm widescreen TV to the dashboard, hooking it up to a portable DVD player. The TV had been blocking off most of the truck's windscreen, making it ''extremely dangerous'' to drive, according to police. The driver was a 32-year-old from Western Australia..
He was fined for driving a vehicle without a clear view and using a mobile phone while driving, as well as a number of other offences. His truck was not impounded by police.