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.