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Highland drug-drive woman ‘horrified’ over repeat offence


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Passing sentence, Sheriff Gary Aitken said: ‘The best thing is not to get behind the wheel when you have taken cannabis.’
Passing sentence, Sheriff Gary Aitken said: ‘The best thing is not to get behind the wheel when you have taken cannabis.’

A 32-year-old motorist confessed her horror to a sheriff after she found herself in the dock for a second time in two years to admit drug-driving.

KelliAnne Lynas of Skinner Court, Telford Road, Inverness represented herself when she appeared before Sheriff Gary Aitken at Inverness.

She pleaded guilty to driving with 6.8mcgs of a cannabis metabolite in her system on the A9 at North Kessock on February 26, this year.

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The safe limit is 2mcgs. Fiscal depute Shay Treanor said police had cause to stop her and noticed her eyes were bloodshot. They carried out a presumptive drugs test which proved positive for cannabis.

"They then carried out a search of the vehicle and two bags of cannabis were found in a backpack in the rear footwell. The total weight was 10.3grams with an approximate value of £150," Mr Treanor went on.

Sheriff Aitken then asked Lynas if she had anything to say. She replied: "I am horrified at being in this position for a second time in two years. I realise the danger there was to the public. I am seeking help." ]

Ms Lynas indicated that she would like to participate in an educational course for driving offenders like there is for drink drivers.

But Sheriff Aitken told her that no such one exists for drug drivers.

"The best thing is not to get behind the wheel when you have taken cannabis."

Lynas, who also pleaded guilty to possessing cannabis, was then fined a total of £840 and disqualified from driving for three years.


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