Lost load and Kaimai blockage leads to court appearance
A court date is pending for a rubbish truck driver whose lost load blocked the lower Kaimai Ranges.
The EnviroWaste truck lost a bin on the Tauranga side of the Kaimai Ranges on Wednesday morning, blocking the southbound lane of State Highway 29.
The road was closed for several hours as a crane and digger were brought in to clear the debris, SunLive reported.
But the consequences range further than traffic disruption - the truck driver is now expected to face a charge.
It's not yet certain what that will be, Sergeant Wayne Hunter told SunLive.
"A man will be summonsed to appear in Tauranga District Court next month on a likely charge of careless use of a motor vehicle."
The court date has not yet been set.
The accident, which happened near Redwood Lane around 10.20am on Wednesday, caused no injuries.