Seven pages of traffic history catches up
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.