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.