A MAN who shot heroin up his arm then decided to go for a drive around the neighbourhood has narrowly escaped being sent to jail.
Corey James Kenyon, 32, pleaded guilty on Tuesday in Ipswich Magistrates Court to driving under the influence of an intoxicating substance.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Bard Dick told the court Kenyon was found unconscious and slumped over the wheel on December 13, 2015 in Collingwood Dr at Collingwood Park.
He said witnesses saw Kenyon driving along before he suddenly veered onto the wrong side of the road.
"He narrowly missed oncoming traffic before he mounted the curb and crashed into the front yard of a house," he said.
"Other motorists who went to his assistance found him unconscious, unresponsive and his face had turned blue.
"They called an ambulance and administered basic first aid until it arrived."
Sgt Dick told the court Kenyon was taken to Ipswich Hospital where he received treatment before admitting to officers he had injected drugs and was subsequently charged.
Kenyon told the court he had not worked for the past 10 years and the whole incident was pretty embarrassing for him.
Magistrate Stuart Shearer was scathing in his assessment of Kenyon's behaviour on December 13 saying he posed a very real and dangerous to the community.
"Considering where your vehicle ended up, you could have killed a child if they were playing in their front yard," he said.
"Never mind the fact you could have killed other motorists or even yourself."
Magistrate Shearer fined Kenyon $900 and disqualified him from driving for 12 months.