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Mark Williams represents a client charged with drug-driving whose charge is ultimately dismissed

OVERDOSE: Police officer Lynette Jones escaped a drug-driving charge after her lawyers successfully argued she didn’t know what she was doing because she had taken the controversial sleeping drug Stilnox. Picture: Kate Czerny Source: Gold Coast Bulletin

A SUSPENDED Gold Coast policewoman has beaten a drug-driving charge after her lawyers successfully argued she was “sleep-driving” and did not even know she was at the wheel.

No jail time over senseless death

ONE of the witnesses said it himself — put testosterone, alcohol and the early hours of the morning together and nothing good was ever going to come of it.

A jury yesterday acquitted Elanora graphic designer Mark Leslie Fitzgerald of manslaughter, but it came after years of “hell” for all involved with a group of young, drunk men who got into a fight outside the Big Chief burger shop at Coolangatta on Father’s Day, 2009.

Drug ‘mega lab’ accused bailed

THREE men charged over a clandestine drug `mega lab’ on the Gold Coast have been granted bail on the condition they post significant cash sureties.

Andreas Schmidt, 44, Dane James Marriott, 36, and Darren Cutting, 29, faced the Southport Magistrates Court today charged with producing drugs and possessing drugs and drug-related items at a Currumbin Valley property.