Police catch drug drivers across Eyre Peninsula

Twelve drug drivers caught

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.