IN COURT: A Gladstone mum who used speed thought she would be okay to drive a week later.
IN COURT: A Gladstone mum who used speed thought she would be okay to drive a week later.

Speed still in Gladstone mum’s system a week later

A GLADSTONE mum who took speed, still had the drug in her system a week later when she drove, a court was told.

Joanne Lee Ware pleaded guilty in Gladstone Magistrates Court on Tuesday to drug-driving.

Police prosecutor Kelvin Boyd said Ware was intercepted on June 19 at 11.57am on Far St, West Gladstone.

He told the court Ware returned a positive reading for drugs and she stated to police she had some speed a week earlier.

Defence lawyer Jun Pepito said his client thought she was okay to drive that day.

Ware was convicted and fined $400 and disqualified from driving for a month.

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