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Driver over drug limit in Wick, court is told


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Wick Sheriff Court.
Wick Sheriff Court.

A driver was found to be almost five times the drug-driving limit Wick Sheriff Court heard.

The offence resulted in Rhonda Gunn (41) being put off the road for 18 months and incurring a fine of £450.

Gunn, of Glenapp Place, Kilwinning, North Ayrshire, pleaded guilty at Wick Sheriff Court.

She was stopped by police in Harbour Quay, Wick, on July 10, 2022, and a roadside drug test proved positive. A subsequent test revealed a level of 249mcg of benzoylecgonine – the legal limit is 50mcg.

Gunn was living in Wick at the time of the offence but had since moved to North Ayrshire, the court was told.

Sheriff Neil Wilson commented on the "very high" drug reading and and added that, inevitably, the starting point for disqualification had to be higher.


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