POLICE NEWS: Gladstone driver caught speeding, returns positive drug test

POLICE NEWS: Gladstone driver caught speeding, returns positive drug test


A 40-year-old man from Gladstone has been fined after he was caught driving under the influence of drugs and speeding. 

He was fined at Warnertown on Sunday, February 10 when highway patrol detected the vehicle travelling along the Wilkins Highway at 149 kilometres in a 110 kilometre zone.

The driver was drug tested and returned a positive result to methamphetamine.

In the passenger seat was his teenager whom he was taking to Port Pirie to take part in a driving test.

He was issued with a $980 fine and issued with a direction notice not to drive for 24 hours.

He may face further penalties once his drug sample has been forensically analysed.


Police have fined an unlicensed driver for travelling 79 kilometres over the limit on Sunday, February 10.

Just before 12.45am, patrols stopped a car after clocking it travelling at 179 kilometres in a 100 kilometre zone on Spencer Highway, Wallaroo.

The 42-year-old man from Elizabeth East was given an expiation notice and lost his licence on the spot for six months.


Yorke Mid North Police have arrested and charged two women for being unlawfully on premises after they were located on a freight train on Sunday, February 10.

A 22-year-old Victorian woman and 21-year-old foreign national were discovered in a rear carriage of the train, which was transporting steel from Port Augusta to Sydney.

After sighting an unauthorised person on the train, the rear driver alerted police and stopped the train in Yunta, where police found the women in a small alcove, exposed to the elements.

The women were conveyed to the Yunta Police Station, where they charged and later issued with adult cautions.