Drivers stopped for random drug testing in Sweaney St and Byron St, Inverell

Random test: Police watch a sample for traces of drugs after testing a driver. Photo: Breanna Chillingworth
Random test: Police watch a sample for traces of drugs after testing a driver. Photo: Breanna Chillingworth

THREE men will front court after they were allegedly detected behind the wheel with traces of drugs in their system.

Inverell police were carrying out mobile random breath and drug testing in the township on Thursday night when they pulled a vehicle over for a random stop in Sweaney St.

The 38-year-old male driver was subjected to a random drug test which police claim returned a positive reading for amphetamines.

A second man, aged 45, was also stopped for a random traffic stop in Byron St on the same night.

Police allege he also provided a positive reading to amphetamine in his system.

“Both men will be issued with future court attendance notices to appear at Inverell Local Court at a later date,” a spokesperson for Inverell police said.

Meanwhile, a 29-year-old Manilla man will also have to appear in court on the same charge after allegedly returning a positive reading to cannabis.

The P-plater was stopped for a random breath and drug test on South St, Manilla, about 12.30pm on Thursday.

If convicted, driving with cannabis, speed, ice or ecstasy in your oral fluid carries a maximum penalty of $1100 in fines and three months off the road.