A Gladstone man appeared in Gladstone Magistrates Court charged with drug-driving after being intercepted on a busy road. Picture: iStock
A Gladstone man appeared in Gladstone Magistrates Court charged with drug-driving after being intercepted on a busy road. Picture: iStock

Drug-driver caught on busy highway

Riley John Wise faced Gladstone Magistrates Court on Tuesday charged with drug-driving.

The 19-year-old pleaded guilty to the offence.

On March 2 about 7.30pm, police from Calliope Road Policing Unit were conducting patrols on the Dawson Hwy, West Gladstone, when they intercepted a blue Mazda ute.

Wise identified himself as the driver and submitted to a roadside drug test which returned a positive to cannabis.

How to activate free Courier Mail subscription

Wise was fined $400 and disqualified from driving for three months.

More Gladstone Magistrates Court stories:

Bong and scales in plain sight during police search

‘Where are you, copper dog?’: Man menaces officer

Gladstone mother of two busted with drug pipe during raid



Long-awaited assault in one swift, unexpected move

Premium Content Long-awaited assault in one swift, unexpected move

The man said he had been wanting to punch his victim for a long time.

Man airlifted from rural property after machinery fall

Premium Content Man airlifted from rural property after machinery fall

The man was working atop machinery when he fell five metres.

JOG ON: 1770 Festival Fun Run is back in 2021

Premium Content JOG ON: 1770 Festival Fun Run is back in 2021

Dressing up is encouraged with a theme of, ‘The Spirit of 1770’.