Truckie fined after dashcam captures terrifying close call

A BORDERTOWN truck driver who attempted to overtake another truck on the Augusta Highway, causing an oncoming car to swerve onto the shoulder of the road, has lost his licence for 15 months and been fined $1000.

Jason Leigh Bartlett, 45, appeared in the Mount Gambier Magistrates Court last week to be sentenced for dangerous driving and overtaking a vehicle when it was not safe to do so.

The prosecution said Bartlett was driving a truck on the Augusta Highway, which has a speed limit of 100kph, at around 8.30am on June


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