Erratic driving draws attention
A MOTORIST who admitted to injecting the drug speed has been fined $1300 in Maryborough Magistrates Court.
Paul James Darker, 41, was pulled over near Torbanlea on November 6.
Police caught up with him after another motorist reported his erratic driving behaviour.
Officers searched his car and found 2.3 grams of crystal methamphetamine in a clipseal bag in Darker’s wallet.
A bong, a bowl of marijuana remnants and a syringe were found behind the driver’s seat of the car.
Prosecutor Sergeant Michael Quirk said Darker admitted injecting the drug “one point at a time” and had injected three points on the day of the offence.
Darker pleaded guilty to possessing a drug, possessing a utensil and failing to properly dispose of a needle.
His defence solicitor Judy Millward said Darker was a full-time trawler fisherman who worked along the east coast of Queensland.
Ms Millward said Darker was remorseful for his actions and was not a regular drug offender – his last drug conviction was 18 years ago.
Magistrate John Smith fined Darker $750 for possessing the drug, $200 for possessing the bong and $350 for failing to dispose of the needle.