CHARGED: A 42-year-old man has been charged for giving false documents to police and for testing positive to ice after a roadside breath test in 2017.
CHARGED: A 42-year-old man has been charged for giving false documents to police and for testing positive to ice after a roadside breath test in 2017. Kirstin Payne

Truckie on ice drove five days in row

A TRUCK driver with ice in his system misled police about how many days straight he had been on the road.

Kelly James Dowie, 42, from Western Australia, pleaded guilty via phone in Gympie Magistrates Court this week to both charges.

Gympie Times reported the court was told Dowie was driving his prime mover truck at Federal on January 17, 2017 when police conducted a road side breath test.

After inquiries made into his work diary entries, Dowie admitted he worked five days straight and made no entries in the work diary.

Magistrate Maxine Baldwin said laws were put into place to ensure motorists were kept safe and not fatigued.

Dowie was fined $950 for giving police misleading documents. He was also fined $450 and disqualified from driving for one month.

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