A man's licence suspension went missing.
A man's licence suspension went missing. Jason Dougherty

Man says lack of letterbox led to $1000 fine

WITH no letterbox at his home, Justin John Howes did not receive a notice advising him his licence had been suspended.

That's what Howes told police when he was stopped at Churchill St on June 25.

Four days later, police executed a search warrant at the 47-year-old man's home and found a syringe and needle on his bedside table. Howes told police he had used the drug utensilsthem to inject methylamphetamines.

Howes pleaded guilty at Childers Magistrates Court to driving with a suspended licence and not properly disposing of the needle and syringe.

He was fined $1000 and disqualified from driving for six months.



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