A driver was issued with a fine after their vehicle was found to be nearly 80% above its maximum gross weight. 

The road collision reduction team was working alongside the commercial vehicle unit and the Environment Agency when the vehicle was stopped in Ipswich.

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Ipswich Star: The vehicle was overweightThe vehicle was overweight (Image: Norfolk and Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing Team)

It was carrying scrap metal and was visibly buckling under its own weight. 

Officers found the vehicle was nearly 80% above its maximum gross weight. 

The driver was issued with a fine, police said.