SENTENCED: Truckie caught driving high on meth

A Maranoa man who had just started his own trucking business will be unable to continue his work for a month after he was busted driving while high on methamphetamine.

The court heard Robbie Lee Ryan had just his business and was subcontracting before he was intercepted by police on August 17, 2020.

Police prosecutor sergeant David Longhurst told the Roma Magistrates Court on December 17, 2020 police intercepted Ryan at 8.35pm with a random roadside drug test providing a positive result for drugs.

Sergeant Longhurst submitted the defendant be off the roads for a month and receive an appropriate fine.

Ryan, who represented himself in court, admitted to Magistrate Peter Saggers he understood it was the wrong thing to do and said he was currently on parole.

“Your tools of the trade as a truck driver is you and your ability to hold a licence,” Magistrate Saggers told the defendant.

“You’ve put that at risk.

“That’s one of your consequences.”

Ryan was fined $350 and disqualified from driving for one month.

The offence was recorded on Ryan’s traffic history.


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