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Meth-positive result a shock to father of five after party

A FATHER of five, who was busted for driving with meth in his system, said he had no recollection of taking the drug.

At Ipswich Magistrates Court this week, Peter Allen John Hibbard pleaded guilty to a drug driving charge.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Jo Colston said the 29-year-old had been pulled over by police at Perry St in Churchill at 3.20pm on July 3.

Hibbard said he had been on his way to meet with an accountant when he was stopped.

He said he was a father to five children, with a sixth on the way, and was going through a "hard time" financially.

When Magistrate Donna MacCallum asked Hibbard how he could afford to buy methylamphetamine, he said he had no idea how the drug ended up in his system.

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"I probably took it at a party or something when I was under the influence," he told the magistrate.

Ms MacCallum noted Hibbard had no previous convictions for drug driving.

He was convicted and fined $350 and disqualified from driving for two months.

 

Linda Jean Aldred pleaded guilty to driving over the middle alcohol limit in Bundamba on August 15.

The 63-year-old was fined $900 and disqualified from driving for nine months.

 

Nyatuok Wal Lual Lina Arop pleaded guilty to driving over the middle alcohol limit in Collingwood Park on August 5.

The 24-year-old was fined $900 and disqualified from driving for nine months.

 

Kelly Louise Herolds pleaded guilty to driving over the general alcohol limit in Fernvale on July 24.

The 25-year-old was fined $500 and placed on a restricted driver's licence for three months.

 

Scott Gregory Yeaberg pleaded guilty to driving over the general alcohol limit in Coominya on August 3.

The 39-year-old was fined $600 and placed on a restricted driver's licence for two months.

 

Terry Daniel Forbes pleaded guilty to driving over the middle alcohol limit in Springfield on August 11.

The 34-year-old was placed on a restricted driver's licence for nine months and fined $1000.

 

Justin Lee Kaye pleaded guilty to driving while drugs were in his system in Bundaberg on June 6.

The 24-year-old was disqualified from driving for three months and fined $300.

 

Christopher John Madsen pleaded guilty to driving over the general alcohol limit in Bundamba on August 16.

The 38-year-old was fined $250 and disqualified from driving for a month.

 

Brenda Margaret Hinkle pleaded guilty to driving over the general alcohol limit in Sadliers Crossing on August 21.

The 49-year-old was fined $500 and disqualified from driving for two months.

 

Siobhan Fairley Buist pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in Fernvale on July 30.

The 33-year-old was placed on 12 months' probation and ordered to complete a drink-drive program.

She was also disqualified from driving for 12 months.

 

Jessie Grant Collins pleaded guilty to driving over the middle alcohol limit while unlicensed in North Ipswich on August 20.

For both charges, the 23-year-old was disqualified from driving for 18 months and fined $1500.

 

Damien Anthony Crompton pleaded guilty to driving over the general alcohol limit in Brassall on July 28. The 35-year-old was fined $500 and disqualified from driving for two months.


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