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Third time…..unlucky


By Caitlin Bewley
(2nd Yr Swinburne Uni)

Illicit drug use and then jumping behind the car wheel was not the smartest thing to do and turned out it was a common occurrence for a woman who appeared in the Bacchus Marsh Magistrate’s court on Friday 7 June.
Meghan Kavanagh faced Magistrate Gregory Robinson for her third stint of drug driving.
Kavanagh was intercepted by police on February 10 and was asked to undergo a preliminary oral fluid test, which came back positive to methamphetamine.
When interviewed by police, the accused said she was “taking her friend to the bank”.
“It’s a gap in the law that you can come in a third time and I can only impose a fine,” Magistrate Robinson said.
“I take full responsibility and I hope I can learn to stop [using drugs],” Kavanagh said.
The accused’s licence was suspended for 12-months and issued a fine of $1800 with an additional $82.40 in court costs.