Vic police bust 'unsafe' carnival trucks

Callum Godde

Seven shonky carnival ride-carrying vehicles have been caught operating at a truck fair in regional Victoria.

Police swooped on the transport fleet at the Alexandra Truck Ute and Rod Show on Monday, after first stopping a defective and unregistered truck and trailer returning to Melbourne with an unaccompanied learner driver at the wheel.

A second truck was later intercepted near the carnival before police attended the event and found another five unregistered and unroadworthy vehicles, police announced on Friday.