Drug-runner who filmed himself masturbating at 150 km/h jailed

Published: Wednesday, January 7, 2009, 15:58 [IST]
 

Melbourne, Jan 7 (ANI): A drug-runner who admitted to police that he had been masturbating while driving at 150 km/h has been sentenced to two months jail.

On July 16 last year, Brendon Alan Erhardt, 39, was pulled over by police, 25km south of Daly Waters.

He told the officers he had been masturbating shortly before being stopped for speeding on the 130km/h stretch of the Stuart Hwy.

He had filmed himself travelling at a speed of 150kmh.

Erhardt was coming back to the Northern Territory from Adelaide, where he had used an inheritance from his dead mother to buy a Holden SV6 and 5kg of cannabis.

In his car, police found 10 packages of cannabis hidden in a blue esky in the boot, two cannabis plants on the back seat, two drug pipes and a loaded .22 rifle.

"(It is) conduct one might expect of a much younger immature person to engage in," the Age quoted Magistrate Sue Oliver, as telling Darwin Magistrate's Court.

Erhardt pleaded guilty' to six charges, including carrying an unregistered and loaded firearm, driving dangerously and driving unlicensed.

Magistrate Oliver said his behaviour was strange and humiliating, while sentencing him to two months in prison.

"The circumstances of the driving are bizarre to say the least. And I would have thought it would cause him some embarrassment to have it aired in a public forum," she said.

Erhardt has been slapped with 2,000-dollar fine and has also been disqualified from driving for six months.(ANI)

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