Five drivers caught drug driving

FIVE people were caught driving under the influence of drugs in Port Lincoln on Wednesday and Thursday, including a woman with a child in her car.

A 37-year-old Port Lincoln man tested positive to methamphetamine and cannabis on Para Street just after noon on Wednesday afternoon.

Later that afternoon two more people - a 39-year-old Port Lincoln man on a probationary licence and a 31-year-old Port Lincoln woman - tested positive to methamphetamine on Dublin Street and Matilda Street respectively.

On Thursday a 22-year-old Port Lincoln man with a probationary licence tested positive to cannabis on Monalena Street.

Just before 9pm that night, police stopped a vehicle on Stuart Terrace and the driver, a 47-year-old Port Lincoln woman, tested positive to methamphetamine. Police were also concerned there was a child in the car at the time.

All five drivers were issued with driver direction notices preventing them driving for 24 hours and depending on forensic analysis results they will be fined.

A man caught driving while disqualified lost his licence for a further six months when he returned a positive breath test of 0.090. He will be summoned to appear at court at a later date.

A 28-year-old Port Lincoln man caught speeding on the Lincoln Highway near Tumby Bay on Thursday was also reported for driving with a disqualified licence. He will be summoned to appear in court at a later date.