The water tank being towed at Penfield Gardens late on Friday afternoon.
The water tank being towed at Penfield Gardens late on Friday afternoon. Supplied

Man on ice tries to tow enormous water tank with one strap

A MAN returned a positive drug test for methamphetamine after police caught him towing a large rainwater tank on a trailer that was secured to his car with just a single strap.

Police spotted the driver just before 5.30pm this afternoon at Penfield Gardens towing the rainwater tank along Robert Road.

Worried the tiny trailer was dangerously overloaded and not properly restrained, police pulled over the 28-year-old Elizabeth Park man and found he had a disqualified licence and his car was unregistered.

The water tank being towed at Penfield Gardens when the vehicle was stopped by police.
The water tank being towed at Penfield Gardens when the vehicle was stopped by police. Supplied

Police will allege the trailer had no numberplate, no indicators, brake lights or tail lights visible.

A short strap was used to keep the hitch and towbar tied together, and one of the tyres on the trailer was blown and on its rim.

The strap securing the trailer and car together.
The strap securing the trailer and car together. Supplied

The man was reported for various traffic offences including drive disqualified and unregistered, and his car has been impounded for 28 days.

The man's positive drug result will be sent to Forensic Science SA for further testing.

He will appear in court at a later date.

Originally published as Ice user tries to tow enormous tank

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