A DRIVER caught behind the wheel with cannabis in his system has been placed on a 12-month conditional release order, with no conviction recorded.
Eligh Bullock, 19, of Lew Avenue, Eglinton appeared before Bathurst Local Court last month charged with driving a vehicle with an illicit drug present in his blood.
Police facts tendered to the court told how officers were patrolling in Kelso on April 16 when they approached two cars parked behind the BMX track.
Bullock was sitting behind the wheel of a Mitsubishi Lancer.
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When police spoke to the accused, they said there was a strong smell of cannabis coming from the car. Police asked Bullock and his passengers several questions about the smell.
The car was searched and an amount of cannabis was located, resulting in cannabis cautions being served.
During this questioning, police said Bullock admitted to police that he had smoked cannabis at 4pm that day and had driven his vehicle to the location. He said he had not consumed any substances since.
Due to these admissions, Bullock was given a roadside drug test, which returned a positive result for cannabis.
He was arrested for a secondary oral fluid sample, which also returned a positive result. The remainder of the sample was sealed in front of the accused and sent for analysis, which returned a positive reading.
The court heard the accused displayed remorse for his actions.