Alexandra Kirrilly Barton displayed nervous behaviour when police spoke to her while she was behind the wheel.
Alexandra Kirrilly Barton displayed nervous behaviour when police spoke to her while she was behind the wheel.

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.



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