A Portland woman who smoked cannabis before she was clocked at 87km/h in a school zone has had her vehicle impounded and her licence disqualified.
Taya Boers, 22, of Mitchell Crescent, pleaded guilty in Warrnambool Magistrates Court to drug driving and speeding.
She told the court she didn't see the illuminated 40km/h speed signs or a lollipop lady. She said she had smoked cannabis the night before but had since cut down the amount she consumed.
She also told the court she was pregnant. Boers was convicted and fined $800.
Her licence was disqualified for 13 months.
On October 9 Boers was driving a Holden Commodore west on Princes Highway at 3.30pm. She was clocked at 87km/h between Bell Street and Flaxman Street. That stretch of road is a signed 40km/h zone between 2.30pm and 4pm. She tested postive to cannabis. Her vehicle was impounded.
Meanwhile, a P-plater caught driving on drugs told police she had smoked a bong an hour before getting behind the wheel.
Taliah Pumpa, 23, of Glasgow Street, Warrnambool, pleaded guilty to drug driving. She was intercepted driving a Holden Commodore wagon north on Glasgow Street about 8.30pm on September 9.
She tested positive to cannabis. Pumpa told police she didn't have a reason for driving. Her licence was disqualified for 12 months and she was convicted and fined $750.
In a separate incident, a 33-year-old Warrnambool man told police he had only driven a kilometre when he was caught with cannabis in his system.
Phillip Chapman, of Wanstead Street, was intercepted driving west on Warrnambool's Lava Street on August 24. He told police he hadn't consumed drugs but then tested positive for cannabis.
Chapman was convicted and fined $750. His licence was disqualified for six months.
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