THE truck driver involved in a head-on collision at Menangle that killed three members of one family has been convicted of a string of unrelated driving offences and had his licence suspended five times.
Vincent Samuel George, 33, was fined $900 in Camden Local Court yesterday after he drove his B-Double in a non-permitted area and failed to keep proper records of driving and rest times.
The offences occurred at Camden in November last year. Court records also revealed that between 1998 and last year, George had his licence suspended five times and he has been convicted of 17 offences, including speeding and drink driving.
Advertisement: Story continues below George was involved in a crash on the Hume Highway on January 24 when his B-Double crossed a grass embankment, crashed through a guard rail and ended up on the opposite side of the Menangle Bridge.
The truck then collided with a Ford Mondeo being driven by Calvyn Logan, 59, who had his parents, Donald and Patricia Logan, both 81, on board.
No charges have been laid in relation to the Menangle crash. Police are still awaiting the results of drug and alcohol tests taken from George after the crash.
Camden Local Court was told yesterday that George was single and unemployed.
George's solicitor, Kevin Zoutendijk, yesterday told the court that there was no other means for George to access the Camden property other than the road he drove the truck down and that it was wide enough and safe.