A handful of Tweed locals faced court over drug and drink driving charges.
A handful of Tweed locals faced court over drug and drink driving charges. serggn

Magistrate prescribes exercise to drug drivers

“GET some exercise and get off the drugs.”

This was some of the advice from Magistrate Terry Murphy when a handful of locals faced Murwillumbah Local Court last week on various drug- and drink-driving charges.

Two men and a woman who claimed to smoke marijuana for “medicinal purposes” were handed nine-month good behaviour bonds and spared a loss of licence after testing positive to THC while driving.

Another man, who claimed to have a long history of drug issues, was given a Section 10 good behaviour bond for six months. A woman was given a 15-month good behaviour bond after pleading guilty to low-range drink driving.

A Murwillumbah man, who drove on a suspended licence to pick up medication for his wife, was disqualified from driving for two years. Meanwhile, a man was fined $100 for growing cannabis.



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