Positive drug test reveals man’s killer crash past

THE tragic past of a man caught drug driving has been revealed in court.

Blake Justin Wilkins pleaded guilty in Maryborough Magistrates Court to driving with a drug in his system when he appeared this week.

When Wilkins was stopped by police, he returned a positive test.

It was later found he had cannabis in his system.

The court heard Wilkins had acquired an injury in a crash that killed his mother when he was a child.

He suffered post-traumatic stress as a result of the incident and was not a regular smoker of cannabis, the court was told.

Wilkins was fined $500 and he was disqualified from driving for three months.