Actor Vince Colosimo received a good behaviour bond and $1000 fine yesterday after pleading guilty to possession of the drug ice.
Colosimo, 50, was driving in Fitzroy North at 4.10am on September 26 when police pulled him over and observed him trying to conceal a bag near his feet.
Inside the bag, police said they found a black sunglasses case which contained a small sealed bag of ice.
Magistrate Brian Clifford chose not to convict Colosimo but placed him on a 12-month good behaviour bond and fined him $1000. The court heard he needed four months to pay a $1000 fine and was working on building sites to supplement his income.
He recently told News Corp: “Some people make mistakes, I did, and this has been a wake-up call.
“It’s onwards and upwards. It happened a long time ago in September. I want to focus on my family and work. I’ve been away on holiday and am in a good place.”
In late 2014, the actor’s licence was suspended in the Melbourne Magistrates Court after he was caught twice driving with a suspended licence.
Colosimo has a long list of Australian film & TV credits including Underbelly, The Secret Life of Us, Lantana, Chopper and The Wog Boy. In late 2016 he has been filming The Warriors for ABC.