A Warrnambool man caught drug driving twice in as many months said he didn’t think he would still have drugs in his system, a court was told.
Jake Terrance Barling, 23, of Laverock Road, pleaded guilty in Warrnambool Magistrates Court to driving offences.
He was intercepted by police about 9am on April 25.
The registration on his vehicle had expired and a drug test revealed he had ice in his system.
Barling told police he had consumed the drug two days earlier and that he didn’t believe he was impaired.
Then on June 3 he was clocked travelling at 81km/h in a signed 60km/h zone.
Police intercepted him in Warrnambool and checks revealed the vehicle was still unregistered.
He tested positive to ice.
Barling told police he thought he was doing 70km/h and that he was driving the unregistered vehicle in order to get it fixed.
He was fined $1000 and his licence was suspended for six-months.
In other news, an Irish man working in Cobden will spend 15 months off the road after blowing more than three times the legal limit.
Colin Furey, 23, was intercepted by police driving on Kyabram’s Lancaster Road about 3.20am on July 22.
He told police he had consumed two or three light beers but then recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.151.
He pleaded guilty in Warrnambool Magistrates Court to one count of drink driving.
The court heard Furey moved to Australia in February and was working in Cobden on a holiday visa.
Magistrate Franz Holzer said the high reading put the community at risk. Furey was fined $1000 and ordered to do a safe driving course.
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