Drugs on the road

MILDURA highway patrol have described drug-driving as a “growing issue” with police nabbing drug positive drivers every week in the region. 

There’s not one bloke in my office that hasn’t been to a fatal collision involving alcohol or drugs - Mildura highway patrol Sergeant Mark McDonald

Sergeant Mark McDonald of Mildura highway patrol said while it was not a consistent figure, up to 10 drivers were caught under the influence of drugs in a typical week in Sunraysia. 

“We’ve had the ability to test drivers for drug-driving for several years and we’ve found that it is certainly a growing problem,” he said. 

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