Tayside and Central Scotland

Dashboard laptop lorry driver stopped by police

A lorry driver was ordered off the road after police officers found a table with a laptop and DVD player mounted to his dashboard.

The lorry, from Hungary, also had a seriously underinflated tyre, police said.

The driver was pulled over for checks at the Craigforth weighbridge in Stirling.

Central Scotland Police said he was not allowed to continue his journey until the faults were rectified.

Checkpoint

Ch Insp Donald McMillan, head of the road policing unit, said: "It is incredible to think that any professional driver would put things in place which would obscure his vision.

"Driving is their livelihood and they should know better than to put themselves and other road users at risk."

The driver was travelling from Aberdeen to Dover when he was stopped at the Vehicle Operator Services Agency checkpoint.

Police said nine minor defects were found on other lorries during the same check, but the drivers were given time to have them repaired.