Driver had drugs in his system when pulled over

A MOTORIST has been caught behind the wheel with both amphetamine and methamphetamine in his system.

At Ipswich Magistrates Court the 24-year-old pleaded guilty to driving under the influence.

David John Roach was pulled over by police for a random breath test in Booval on March 30 at 11pm.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Jo Coulston said the officers noticed Roach was sweating profusely, shaking and that his pupils were dilated.

After a breath test showed he had no alcohol in his system, he was taken to hospital for a blood test.

The test revealed both amphetamine and methamphetamine were present in his system.

Defence lawyer Dylan Hans said Roach had since taken steps to address his drug issues.

Roach was also charged for possessing dangerous drugs and drug utensils.

He was convicted and fined $1000 for all charges and disqualified from driving for six months.

 

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