Per­fect record tar­nished

Gatton Star - - NEWS -

A PLAINLAND man has spoiled his im­pec­ca­ble traf­fic his­tory af­ter a life­time of good driv­ing.

Jef­frey Law was caught drug driv­ing on Lai­d­ley-plainland Rd, Lai­d­ley, af­ter a road­side drug test showed the 61-year-old had taken drugs.

Fur­ther tests showed he had traces of marijuana in his sys­tem.

Mag­is­trate Rob­bie Davies com­mended Law in the Gat­ton Mag­is­trates Court on Mon­day on his driv­ing record.

“You’ve done very, very well for hav­ing no traf­fic his­tory,” Mr Davies said.

The court heard Law had been pulled over for a ran­dom drug test on July 12 at 12.33pm.

Law’s lawyer said his client had suf­fered long-term wear and tear on his back af­ter work­ing for 29 years as a hos­pi­tal wards­man.

“He does have an ex­traor­di­nary driv­ing his­tory,” Law’s lawyer said.

“In fact, he has no traf­fic his­tory.”

Law pleaded guilty to one charge of drug driv­ing and was served a $200 fine and given the min­i­mum driv­ing dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion pe­riod – one month.

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