Stopping to read text message costs driver
A DECISION to stop her vehicle to read a text message proved costly for Alexandra Kirrilly Barton.
The 43-year-old was still in the driver's seat when a police officer approached and spoke with her on September 5 in Archer Street, Emu Park.
Barton displayed nervous behaviour and when she was asked if there was anything in the vehicle she said "no".
In her handbag police found a sharps kit and there was also a hypodermic syringe in the centre console.
Barton pleaded guilty in Yeppoon Magistrates Court this month to possessing the utensils and she was fined $500.