A MAN who admitted he “smoked some [drugs] last night” has received the benefit of a conditional discharge after appearing before Bathurst Local Court.
Lucas Brandon, 21, of Sydney Road, Kelso, appeared before visiting magistrate Clisdell charged with driving with an illicit drug in his system.
Police facts which were tendered to the court told how Brandon drove on Gilmour Street at 6.15pm on April 19, 2018 while there was delta 9 Tetrahydrocannabinol in his blood.
The court heard the car being driven by the accused was stopped by police for exceeding the speed limit.
When he was stopped by police, Brandon was asked to produce his driver’s licence and handed officers a NSW P 2 Driver’s Licence, according to the police facts.
A roadside breath test produced a negative result and the accused was given an oral fluid test, which produced a positive result to cannabis.
He was subsequently arrested by police for the purpose of a secondary oral fluid test at Bathurst Police Station.
Once he was arrested, he was asked a number of questions by police, and provided a second oral fluid sample which also returned a positive result.
The remainder of the sample was sealed in the accused's presence to be sent for analysis at the Analytical Science Service Centre.
In relation to taking the drugs, the accused said to police at the time of his arrest that “I smoked some last night”, according to the police facts.
The accused was given a traffic penalty notice by police for exceeding the limit.
Magistrate Clisdell dealt with the matter by way of a conditional discharge for nine months.