Drug-driver caught on the Bruce Hwy

HERVEY Bay resident Brent Norman Phillis admitted to police that he had been using drugs after he was stopped on the Bruce Hwy for a random test.

The 39-year-old man tested positive to drugs when intercepted September 7 about 11.30am.

He pleaded guilty in Hervey Bay Magistrates Court on Wednesday to driving under the influence of drugs.

<<KEEP UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST COURT COVERAGE AND FOLLOW THE TOPIC HERE>>

The father, who takes his kids to school every day, was fined $800 and disqualified from driving for six months.



Paddlers take to the water for Hervey Bay's whales

premium_icon Paddlers take to the water for Hervey Bay's whales

It's the final event for the 2018 Ocean Festival

GALLERY: Esplanade lights up for 2018 Whale Parade

premium_icon GALLERY: Esplanade lights up for 2018 Whale Parade

Hervey Bay's tourist strip was alight with the sounds of the ocean

Quick actions prevented shopping centre fire from spreading

premium_icon Quick actions prevented shopping centre fire from spreading

Smoke was reported coming from a restaurant about 10.15am on Sunday

Local Partners