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Nine Eyre Peninsula Drug Drivers Detected

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Eyre and Western Highway Patrols have detected nine drivers committing traffic offences over the past week in Port Lincoln.

About 1.20pm on Monday 25 May, highway patrol officers stopped a Holden station wagon on Mortlock Terrace for random alcohol and drug testing. The driver, a 34-year-old Port Lincoln man, allegedly returned a positive result to methamphetamine. He was issued with a 24 hour driver direction notice and may face drug driving charges following results of a forensic analysis.

About 10.40am on Tuesday 26 May, police stopped a Subaru sedan on Yandra Road and submitted the driver to a drug test. A 48-year-old Port Lincoln man allegedly returned a positive result to methamphetamine and cannabis.

He was issued a 24 hour driver direction notice. Of concern to police was that there was a young child in the car at the time. The man may face aggravated drug driving charges following results of a forensic analysis. A mandatory notification was made.

Police stopped the same Subaru on Barley Road just before 1.30pm on Tuesday. On this occasion a 36-year-old Port Lincoln woman was driving and when tested, allegedly returned a positive result to cannabis.

She was issued with a 24 hour driver direction notice and may face drug driving charges following results of a forensic analysis.

Police stopped a Holden sedan on the Lincoln Highway at 2.15pm on Wednesday 27 May and submitted the driver to a drug test. A 20-year-old Cummins woman allegedly returned a positive to methamphetamine.

She was issued a 24 hour driver direction notice and may face drug driving charges following results of a forensic analysis.

She was also reported for possessing drug equipment and will be summonsed to appear in Court at a later date.

Just after 8am on Thursday 28 May, police stopped a Holden sedan on Mortlock Terrace for random alcohol and drug testing.

The driver, a 26-year-old Port Lincoln man, allegedly returned a positive result to cannabis. He was issued with a 24 hour driver direction notice and may face drug driving charges following results of a forensic analysis.

Just before 10.30am on Thursday, police stopped a Holden station wagon on Stamford Terrace for random alcohol and drug testing. The driver, a 25-year-old Port Lincoln man, allegedly returned a positive result to methamphetamine and cannabis. He may face drug driving charges following results of a forensic analysis.

Police stopped a Ford sedan on Cronin Avenue for random alcohol and drug testing about 6.20pm on Friday 29 May. The driver, a 37-year-old Port Lincoln man, allegedly returned a positive result to cannabis. He was issued with a 24 hour driver direction and may face drug driving charges following results of a forensic analysis.

About 6pm on Saturday 30 May, highway patrol officers stopped a Ford sedan on Verran Terrace and submitted the driver to a drug test. The driver, a 19-year-old Coulta man allegedly returned a positive result to cannabis. He was issued with a 24 hour driver direction notice and may face drug driving charges following results of a forensic analysis.

Just after 3.30pm on Sunday 31 May, police stopped a Holden station wagon on Tulka Terrace for random alcohol and drug testing. The driver, a 41-year-old Port Lincoln man, allegedly returned a positive to methamphetamine. He was issued an indefinite driver direction, as checks also revealed that he was disqualified from driving. He will be summonsed to appear in Court at a later date.