A MAN who fell asleep at the wheel and crashed while under the influence of methamphetamine and cannabis has been disqualified from driving for three months and fined $750.
Warrnambool Magistrates Court was told that Adam Bradley Forbes, 44, had been in custody since March 11 this year for driving while impaired, possessing cannabis and driving an unregistered vehicle at Hotspur north of Heywood on June 11, 2012 as well as for theft and burglary charges.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Sandra Skilton said Forbes had lost control of his vehicle and had crashed into trees on the opposite side of the road.
Forbes was injured in the accident and taken to hospital for treatment and analysis of his blood had found methamphetamine and cannabis, Sergeant Skilton said.
Sergeant Skilton said police had found a small bag of green vegetable matter in Forbes’ vehicle and he had admitted the cannabis was his.
Matt Senia, for Forbes, said the offences had occurred during a difficult period in his client’s life.
The court heard the theft and burglary charges against Forbes had been adjourned to the Victorian County Court on July 28 and he was further remanded in custody.