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Meth driving truckie blasted by Toowoomba magistrate

A TOOWOOMBA magistrate has berated a man caught driving a B-double truck on a city street with the illicit drug methylamphetamine in his system.

Jack Robertson Glasgow had been driving a prime mover towing two trailers travelling west on Taylor St in Toowoomba's western suburbs on November 3 when a car coming the other way crossed in front of him causing an accident, Toowoomba Magistrates Court heard.

Taken to Toowoomba Hospital, a sample of blood was taken from the 31-year-old which found he had the declared dangerous drug methylamphetamine in his system, police prosecutor Sergeant Mike Robinson told the court.

The self represented Glasgow pleaded guilty to a charge of driving a vehicle while a relevant drug was in his blood or saliva, telling the court he had used the drug the day before the incident.

Magistrate Damian Carroll was less than impressed.

"I take a very, very dim view of you driving a prime mover towing two trailers when you are affected by drugs," Mr Carroll told the 31-year-old.

Noting Glasgow had a similar offence in 2011, Mr Carroll convicted and fined him $750 and disqualified him from holding or obtaining a driver's licence for four months.

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