News

Hallucinating driver: There's someone on my roof

HALLUCINATING while speeding along the Warrego Hwy towards Roma was a recipe for disaster.

Police were shocked to receive multiple calls last Wednesday night from both the offender and concerned truck drivers who had encountered the 29-year-old man's antics.

The offender called police and said he was speeding because someone was on top of his roof and motorbike riders were trying to jump into his car. 

Roma police officers intercepted the man on the outskirts of Roma and found restricted prescription drugs in his car. 

He was charged and then taken to Roma Hospital and drug tested where he admitted to officers he had smoked a pipe earlier in the day but what not sure what was in it.

Roma police Senior Sergeant Barry Winter said it was a major concern to have people hallucinating on Maranoa roads. 

"Don't be frightened to call police if you see someone driving dangerously," Snr Sgt Winter said.

"Especially if it means getting these sort of people off the roads and from endangering people's lives."


More news:

Obama: We will degrade and destroy Isis

Career criminal racks up $12,357 in unpaid fines

Rushed trip for cigarette lighter cost four their lives

Samsung unveils curved screen Galaxy Note Edge, VR headset

Malaysia Airlines bucket list promo atrocious says widow

Rental nightmare: Alf's home a squalor

Topics:  caught editors picks police roma


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

LNP deputy leader lays out plans for the regions

ON SITE: Deb Frecklington visits  Sharpe Engineering, Roma.

Deputy Opposition Leader announces revamped infrastructure plan.

Truck drivers gain an extra hour

MORE TIME: Drivers transporting livestock will be given an extra hour driving time to address threats to animal welfare.

Queensland transport drivers receive more flexible hours

A busy day out at the Roma saleyards

BUSY DAY: The Roma Saleyards were bustling on Tuesday.

Tuesday's Roma store sale made for a busy day in Roma.

Local Partners

Living End, Grinspoon stars hit stage for American Idiot

GET a sneak peek at Green Day's American Idiot The Musical as we go behind the scenes to meet the stars at a QPAC rehearsal.

Samuel L Jackson dismisses La La Land ahead of Oscars

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in a scene from the movie La La Land.

Hollywood actor and Oscars voter says Denzel should win top gong

Live performance of Sci-fi classic to open Science Festival

Qld Symphony Orchestra perform live to 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Festival will host A Live Presentation of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Former Family Matters stare accused of child abuse

Reginald VelJohnson, left, and Darius McCrary arrive at the TV Land Awards on Sunday, April 19, 2009 in Universal City, Calif.

Darius McCrary has been accused of child abuse

Bindi Irwin's birthday tribute to her dad

Bindi Irwin

Bindi Irwin has paid tribute to her dad on his 55th birthday

Reality TV show gives Maryborough a boost

*WARNING EMBARGOED until 9.15pm Monday January 30* Sean Hollands and Susan Rawlings pictured after their wedding on the TV series Married At First Sight. Supplied by Channel 9.

Maryborough looks good on reality TV show.

Buderim dad rejects gay son's emotional plea for second time

LOVERS: Grant and Chris have been together for more than three years, and Chris' parents refuse to acknowledge their son's fiance.

Son’s emotional plea rejected again by unmoved father

$140k damage: landlord says property trashed, contaminated

He had what he calls "the tenants from hell"

Submarine, buses and 3000 tyres removed in $100K clean up

The list of things removed from this property is beyond astonishing

Popular island resort sells to loaded international investor

OUR PICK: Chris Foey's colourful shot of one of Gladstone's great tourism hot spots, Heron Island.

International investor snaps up piece of Gladstone paradise.

Ipswich facing housing shortage: Property expert

Matusik Property Insights director Michael Matusik.

What's next for the city's housing market

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!