Woman with unrestrained child in car fails drug test

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A woman, who returned a positive roadside drug test, has been fined for travelling with an unrestrained child in her car in Werrington earlier this week.

Police attached to Strike Force Puma stopped the Holden Captiva for a random breath test on the Great Western Highway at Werrington around 12.45pm on Monday.

As police approached the vehicle it will be alleged they noticed a five-year-old boy in the back seat of the car.

“It’s alleged the child didn’t have a seatbelt on and wasn’t in a booster seat,” a police spokesperson said.

“The driver, a 26-year-old Emerton woman, returned a negative reading to the roadside breath test. A roadside drug test was also administered.

“The woman tested positive for the presence of an illicit drug in her system and was prohibited from driving for 24 hours. A further sample was sent for laboratory analysis to determine if legal action will be taken.”

The boy was left in the care of a family friend and the Department of Family and Community Services was notified.

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