Driver fined and disqualified

A 46-year-old Cowra man has been fined $500 and disqualified from driving for six months at Cowra Local Court.

Barry Craig Simms of Lyall Street failed to appear before the court charged with driving a motor vehicle with an illicit drug present in his blood and the matter was dealt with in his absence.

According to police facts, around 2.20am on September 15, 2019 Simms was stopped by police on Railway Street for random testing.

He produced an expired licence and when questioned by police, he stated was not aware it was expired.

His breath test returned a negative reading but his oral fluid test returned positive to methamphetamine.

A secondary oral fluid test at the Cowra Police station was also positive to meth.

In relation to his drug taking Simms told police, "I had ice five hours ago and took it orally".

The secondary test sample was sent to the Forensic and Analytical Science Service in Lidcombe which also returned a positive detection to methamphetamine.

Diver disqualified for drug use

A 28-year-old Cowra man has been fined $200 and disqualified from driving for six months at Cowra Local Court.

Jack Matthew James Scott failed to appear before the court charged with driving a motor vehicle with an illicit drug present in his blood and the matter was dealt with in his absence.

According to police facts around 4.15pm on September 19, 2019 Scott was stopped by police on Redfern Street for random testing.

His breath test returned a negative reading but his oral fluid test returned positive for cannabis.

A secondary oral fluid test at the Cowra Police station returned a positive detection for THC. In relation to his drug taking Scott told police, "I had one cone last night".

The secondary sample was sent to the Forensic and Analytical Science Service in Lidcombe which also returned a positive detection to THC.

In sentencing Magistrate Michael O'Brien said Scott's traffic record did nothing to assist him.