Eyre and Western Highway Patrols have been busy over late July and going into August, detecting 12 drug drivers on local roads.
First on July 26, police stopped a vehicle on Jubilee Drive in Port Lincoln just after 4.30pm for driver testing with the driver, a 32-year-old Port Lincoln woman allegedly returned a positive result for methamphetamine.
About an hour later police stopped a sedan on Porter Street with the driver, a 53-year-old Port Lincoln man allegedly testing positive for cannabis, the two drivers were issued with 24 hour driver direction notices.
On July 27 police stopped a sedan on Queen Street at about 10.15am for driver testing with the 27-year-old female driver from Port Lincoln allegedly returning a positive result for methamphetamine.
Just before 9am on Tuesday, July 28 police stopped a speeding vehicle on the Lincoln Highway at Verran with the driver, a 29-year-old Tumby Bay man allegedly returning a positive roadside test for methamphetamine and cannabis.
The man received an expiation notice for exceeding the speed limit and as issued a 24-hour driver direction notice.
At about 1.20pm the same day police stopped a sedan on Mortlock Terrace for a drug test with the driver, a 32-year-old Port Lincoln woman allegedly returning a positive result for methamphetamine.
On Wednesday, July 29 police stopped a sedan on Liverpool Street at about 10.30pm with the 22-year-old female driver allegedly returning a roadside test result for cannabis.
At 7pm last Thursday a 33-year-old woman allegedly tested positive for methamphetamine after being stopped by police for a roadside test on Dublin Street.
Just before noon on Friday a orange utility was stopped on Farm Beach Road at Wangary with the driver, a 40-year-old Wangary man allegedly returning a positive test result for methamphetamine.
He was also reported after further checks revealed he was driving with a cancelled licence and his vehicle was impounded for 28 days.
On Saturday police stopped a 17-year-old Port Lincoln boy on his P licence after he was detected driving at 131km/h on Western Approach Road at Duck Ponds, with a drug test allegedly returning a positive result for cannabis.
He was issued with a $1327 expiation notice for exceeding the speed limit and breaching his provisional licence conditions.
Finally on Sunday police stopped a 33-year-old Wangary man on Mortlock Terrace at 2.30pm and a 44-year-old Cummins woman on Western Approach Road at 5pm for driver testing with the two drivers allegedly returning positive results for methamphetamine.
Police issued 24-hour driver direction notices and once forensic testing is complete the 12 drivers may be summonsed to appear in court on drug driving charges.