CONVICTED: Jaden Ronald Petith and Deborah Rose Petith faced the Kingaroy Magistrates Court on Monday, August 5, 2019.
CONVICTED: Jaden Ronald Petith and Deborah Rose Petith faced the Kingaroy Magistrates Court on Monday, August 5, 2019. Facebook

Mum instructs L-Plater son while they're both on drugs

A WOMAN has pleaded guilty to a drug charge after she was nabbed by police instructing her L-Plater son, who also pleaded guilty to being under the influence of drugs.

On June 24 at 5.45pm, Deborah Rose Petith was instructing her learner driver son, Jaden Ronald Petith.

Police officers drug-tested the pair, who were in a Ford wagon, on Alford St, Kingaroy.

Police prosecutor Pepe Gangemi said the mother and son both tested positive to marijuana.

Deborah was fined $250 for being in charge of a vehicle while a drug is present in blood or saliva. She was disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence for one month.

Jaden, 23, was fined $300 for driving with a drug present in his system, and was disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence for three months.

Sgt Gangemi said it was a higher penalty for being a learner driver.

The convictions were recorded.

South Burnett

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