TRUCK driver Lucas Bourke had a cup of coffee, got back into his long-haulage truck and later ran up the back of a car in front of him.
The crash on the Hume Highway was possibly linked to the drink that other drivers at a rest stop said should give him a lift.
But it wasn't the caffeine - it's believed the coffee might have been laced with methamphetamine.
That's the explanation his solicitor gave to Wodonga Magistrates Court yesterday for Bourke driving while having a prescribed concentration of a drug in his system.
He had also failed to properly fill in his log books.
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