Crash driver faces 16 drug, weapons charges

A DRIVER allegedly caught with amphetamines and a sawn-off shotgun after a car crash earlier this month has walked straight out of hospital and into the police station.

The crash happened on Benaraby Rd at 5.30am on October 9, after a Nissan dual-cab ute and a Holden Commodore collided.

A 32-year-old male driver was freed from the car and sent to Gladstone Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The Benaraby resident has been charged with 16 drugs, weapons and traffic offences.

Detective Senior Sergeant Luke Peachey, from the Gladstone station, said police had searched the vehicle after the crash and allegedly found "a sawn-off rifle, a silencer and an amount of ammunition along with quantity with methamphetamine".

The man charged will appear in the Gladstone Magistrates Court on November 25.

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