A drug driver who fell asleep at the wheel, causing his vehicle to roll near Port Fairy, has been taken off the road for five months.
Jack Walker, 21, of Spehr Street, Mount Gambier, pleaded guilty in Warrnambool Magistrates Court to drug driving and careless driving.
He was fined $650 and his licence was disqualified for five months.
Police said Walker had not slept for 24 hours when he fell asleep at the wheel about 8.40pm on February 15.
The Holden Commodore ute veered off the Princes Highway and rolled before coming to a rest on Port Fairy’s Thwaites Road.
A female passenger was transported to hospital with an injured wrist.
Walker took a drug test at 1.20am and cannabis was found in his blood.
Magistrate Dan Muling said it was fortunate that Walker wasn’t facing a culpable driving charge and potential jail.
He said more and more people were coming before the court charged with driving on drugs.
“Thankfully the passenger escaped with only minor injuries,” he said.