Shoalhaven Police Test for Drug-Drivers Daily: One In Five Drivers Test Positive

More than one in five drivers tested positive for drugs in a weekend police blitz in the Shoalhaven.

Officers in Nowra, Sanctuary Point and Ulladulla conducted roadside drug tests on Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 9am and 5pm. Of the 119 tests administered, 24 returned positive – 15 for cannabis and nine for methamphetamine.

Shoalhaven will soon become one of the first commands in the state to test for drug-drivers on a daily basis, with officers to be trained in the use of drug testing equipment.

“The Highway Patrol here will soon start training for that, and we’ll have our own instruments based here in Nowra full-time. It will be a daily thing, like RBT, and it looks like we have some need for it. People will be drug tested on a regular basis,” said Sergeant Mick Tebbutt, of Nowra Highway Patrol.

Read more in Illawara Mercury.


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