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Driver ‘caught with magic mushrooms’ after allegedly killing QLD motorcyclist


A man accused of hitting and killing a motorcyclist with his car north of Brisbane was allegedly caught with psilocybin (magic mushrooms) following the incident.

The rider – a 57-year-old man – was killed on Old Gympie Rd at Burpengary on Saturday afternoon.

He was riding with at least one other motorcyclist when they were both struck by an oncoming sedan, according to police.

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The other rider – a man in his 60s – suffered serious upper limb injuries and was rushed to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

A 31-year-old Eumundi man has been accused of being behind the wheel of the sedan when it crashed.

A man accused of hitting two motorcyclists with his car was allegedly in possession of magic mushrooms. File image. Credit: Bloomberg/Getty Images

Police allege he was in possession of a dangerous drug (psilocybin) and a glass pipe.

Psilocybin is a chemical contained in some mushrooms that are consumed for “hallucinogenic effects”, according to Australia’s Alcohol and Drugs Foundation.

He has also been charged with dangerous driving causing death, driving under the influence and driving while his licence was suspended.

He is due to appear before the Maroochydore Magistrates Court on Monday.

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Source: 7News