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Six drug driving offences have been detected by Limestone Coast Local Service Area police in just 24 hours in Millicent and Naracoorte.
About 12.45pm yesterday a 36-year-old Millicent woman who was stopped for a driver screening testing on Mt Gambier Rd, Millicent allegedly returned a positive result for methamphetamine.
About 1.20pm yesterday a 46-year-old man was stopped on Short St, Millicent and allegedly returned a positive result for methamphetamine and cannabis.
Both motorists were issued with a direction not to drive for 24 hours.
About 6.45pm yesterday a 58-year-old Naracoorte man was stopped on Cedar Avenue, Naracoorte and allegedly returned a positive result to cannabis. He was issued with a direction not to drive for five hours.
About 4.40pm yesterday a 44-year-old Naracoorte man was involved in a minor collision on Harding Court, Naracoorte and he returned a positive result to methamphetamine. He was issued with a direction not to drive for 24 hours.
About five hours later police will allege the same man was stopped while driving his car on Rolland Street, Naracoorte and returned another positive result for methamphetamine.
He was reported for contravening the original Driver Direction Notice and will be summonsed to appear in the Naracoorte Magistrates Court at a later date.
About 5.10am today a 29-year-old Millicent man was stopped on Williams Rd, Millicent and allegedly returned a positive result to methamphetamine. He was directed not to drive for 24 hours.
In each of these cases the samples will be forwarded to the Forensic Science Centre for further analysis before each driver is reported for drug driving.