Meth use sees driver off the road

A 24-year-old Cowra man has been disqualified from driving for three months and fined $200 for driving a motor vehicle with an illicit drug present in his blood.

According to police facts Ryan William Francis Sullivan of Casuarina Close was stopped around 12.05am on September 10, 2016 in Yass for the purpose of a random breath test and drug test.

Sullivan’s breath test returned a negative reading while his oral fluid test returned a positive reading to meth.

A sample of saliva was provided by Sullivan at the Yass police station and was tested by a Drager drug test 5000 device and returned a negative reading to THC and Meth the remainder of the sample was sent to the NSW Forensic and Analytical Science Service at Lidcombe which returned a positive test to Methlamphetamine.

Drive with illicit drug present

A 39-year-old Cowra man has been fined $150 and disqualified for three months at Cowra Local Court.

Matthew Christopher Bates of Dungaleer Street pleaded guilty to driving a vehicle while an illicit drug was present in his blood.

According to police facts Bates was stopped around 5.40pm September 30, 2016 by police in Yanco for a random breath test and drug test.

Bates’ breath test returned a negative result however his oral fluid test returned positive to cannabis. A secondary test at the Narrandera police station returned a positive result to THC.

When asked about his drug taking at the time Bates said he had smoked the day before.

Bates’ solicitor Clive Hill said that Bates was a longtime user of cannabis and would have to change his ways and was attempting to do this with the help of his GP and counseling.

Drive with illicit drug present

A 25-year-old Cowra man has been disqualified from driving for three months and fined $150 at Cowra Local Court.

Jack Matthew Scott of Redfern Street pleaded guilty to driving a vehicle while an illicit drug was present in his blood.

According to police facts Scott was stopped around 12.10pm on December 21, 2016 by police for a random breath test and drug test.

His breath test returned a negative reading while his oral fluid test returned positive to cannabis and meth a secondary test at the Cowra police station returned a positive reading to THC and meth.

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