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.