Five drug drivers, three drink drivers caught over weekend

Six drug driving incidents and three drink drivers were detected in the Port Lincoln area by highway patrols over the weekend, including a re-offender within 24 hours of their first drug driving notice.

On Friday August 9, police stopped a 20 year old driver on King Street in Port Lincoln just after 1pm.

The Tumby Bay woman tested positive the methamphetamine and cannabis, and was given a direction not to drive.

The woman had a child in the vehicle at the time.

The same afternoon, a 21 year old Tumby Bay man tested positive to methamphetamine and cannabis after submitting to a test when stopped by police on the Lincoln Highway near Boston. He was given a direction not to drive.

Later that evening police stopped a 26 year old Port Lincoln man on the Lincoln Highway, where he returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.122 and was reported for drink driving.

On Saturday August 10, a 22 year old woman tested to positive to methamphetamine when stopped by police on Broadway Street, Port Lincoln. The Port Lincoln woman was given a direction not to drive.

At 9.30pm, a 39 year old Port Lincoln man was stopped on Robertson Road by police and returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.149, just under three times the legal limit, and lost his licence for six months.

At 6pm, a 33 year old Port Lincoln woman tested positive to cannabis after being stopped on Dublin street by police. She was reported for drug driving and had a child in the vehicle at the time.

A 33 year old Port Lincoln woman was stopped on August 11 at about 6pm on Follett Street, and was reported for failing to comply with a 24 hour driver direction notice given to her on August 10 for drug driving.

She again tested positive for cannabis and was given another direction not to drive.

On Sunday August 11, a 56 year old man from Port Lincoln returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.186 and tested positive to cannabis after being stopped by police on Martindale Crescent at about 5pm.

He lost his licence for 12 months and was reported for being unlicenced and drink driving.

Just before 11pm that same evening, a 27 year old Port Lincoln man was stopped by police on Seaton Avenue.

He tested positive to cannabis and was issued with a direction not to drive.

All reported for drug driving had their samples sent for forensic testing, and all reported for drink driving will be summonsed to appear in court at a later date.