Seven pages of traf­fic his­tory catches up

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WITH seven pages of traf­fic his­tory to his name, Glad­stone man Billy Sko­r­das was no stranger to the Glad­stone Mag­is­trates Court when he ap­peared this week.

He pleaded guilty to one count of driv­ing while the drug, methy­lam­phetamine, was present in his sys­tem.

Sko­r­das was in­ter­cepted by po­lice on June 18 at Sun Val­ley along Glen­lyon Rd at about 5.35pm. He pro­vided a sam­ple of his saliva to po­lice, which in­di­cated a pos­i­tive read­ing.

Glad­stone Mag­is­trate Me­lanie Ho said she re­called as­pects of the the man’s hard­ships from a pre­vi­ous sen­tence for prior of­fend­ing, and said she re­called he was fac­ing dif­fi­cult fam­ily prob­lems and was car­ing for his elderly par­ents.

Sko­r­das said he was cur­rently en­rolled in a drug treat­ment pro­gram, and was de­ter­mined to stay in the pro­gram un­til he no longer needed too.

Ms Ho im­posed an $800 fine, dis­qual­i­fied his li­cence for six months and recorded the con­vic­tion.

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