Cowra driver fined in his absence

The driver was fined $300 and disqualified for three months.
The driver was fined $300 and disqualified for three months.

A 30-year-old Cowra man was fined $300 and disqualified from driving for three months at Cowra Local Court, on Wednesday, July 3.

Danny Owen Parsons of Killara Road was found guilty in his absence of driving a motor vehicle with an illicit drug present in his blood.

According to police facts Parsons was stopped by police around 10.30pm on March 25, for a random breath and drug test.

The breath test returned a negative reading while the drug test returned positive to methamphetamine.

A secondary test at Cowra Police Station returned a negative result, however a further test of the sample at the Lidcombe Forensic Science and Analytical Service returned a positive reading to methamphetamine.

In relation to his drug taking Parsons told police, "I have it occasionally but mainly on weekends".

In sentencing Magistrate Michael O'Brien said Parson's traffic history did not heLp him with a low range drink driving offence in 2010 and a similar drug offence in May of 2019.