BOATIE Dale Newman was charged with a drug drive offence after being found to have been in control of a vessel on the Burnett River.
Newman, 36, pleaded guilty in Bundaberg Magistrates Court to having driven a boat used in navigation on June 23 at Fairymead while having marijuana in his system.
Police say he was intercepted using a recreational boat and tested positive.
Fined $400 and disqualified for a month the court heard he needed a restricted work licence to earn a livelihood. His application was successful.