Coffee with speed not such a good mix for truckie

A TRUCKIE was found driving on the road with drugs in his system, after a mate put speed in his coffee, a court was told.

David Scott Cooper tested positive for methylamphetamine after he was stopped by police and given a drug test on January 1.

The 50-year-old had been driving down the Ipswich Mwy in Redbank when he was pulled over at 3.40am.

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At Ipswich Magistrates Court this week, Cooper pleaded guilty to driving while a drug was present in his system.

Defence lawyer James Wallace said Cooper, a father of two, had been employed as a truck driver for about 32 years and continued to work in that profession.

Mr Wallace said his client had made a "stupid mistake" when he drank a coffee after a friend put speed in it.

Mr Wallace said the offence was "out of character" for Cooper and that his client's mistake was a "one-off".

Cooper was fined $400 and disqualified from driving for a month.

 

 

EVERY week The QT publishes the names of drink-drivers who have been in court in Ipswich over the past week.

  • AMANDA Jayne Briant, 44, pleaded guilty to driving over the middle alcohol limit in Moogerah on March 7. She was fined $400.
  • WILLIAM Slim Heke, 36, pleaded guilty to driving over the general alcohol limit in White Rock on February 6. He was fined $420 and disqualified from driving for five months.
  • AMANDA Jane Taylor-Rose, 38, pleaded guilty to driving over the general alcohol limit in Brassall on February 15. She was fined $300 and disqualified from driving for two months.
  • NICHOLAS Alex Blades, 18, pleaded guilty to driving over the general alcohol limit in Redbank Plains on March 9. He was fined $400 and disqualified from driving for three months.
  • TRENT Wayne Lawson pleaded guilty to driving over the general alcohol limit in Goodna on February 14. The 30-year-old also pleaded guilty to a string of traffic offences. He was fined $1000 and disqualified for three months.
  • SHANNON Christene Sirrell, 28, pleaded guilty to failing to provide a specimen of breath in Newtown on February 23. She was fined $800 and disqualified from driving for nine months.
  • JANELLE May Mokomoko, 31, pleaded guilty to driving over the middle alcohol limit in Eastern Heights on March 27. She was fined $750 and disqualified from driving for three months.

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