'End up dead': Truckie fined in traffic camera bust
A TRUCK driver has fronted court after police checked his dodgy logbook entries against several traffic cameras across the state.
The Gladstone Observer reported that Michael John Burgess pleaded guilty in Gladstone Magistrates Court on Monday to one count of giving an official false or misleading documents.
Prosecutor Kelvin Boyd said police pulled Burgess over during a heavy vehicle enforcement operation
During Burgess's travels he stopped to see an ill family member but it wasn't accounted for in the logbook and Burgess was tempted to alter the times of areas he had driven through.
Magistrate Dennis Kinsella said the fatigue regulations existed for good reason.
Mr Kinsella said Burgess had a traffic history and an entry on his criminal history of similar nature. Burgess was fined $1000. A conviction was recorded.