Licence lost over prescription drugs

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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A Busselton woman has been fined $1500 plus court costs of more than $1400 and had her licence disqualified for 10 months after she twice drove under the influence of heavy prescription drugs.

Julie Michelle Knott pleaded guilty to one count of driving a vehicle under the influence of drugs, one count of careless driving and one count of damaging property.

Magistrate Belinda Coleman said regardless of the fact Knott was remorseful and tests showed there were no illicit drugs still in her system, the act was highly dangerous.

“You were very lucky you didn’t kill someone, including yourself,” she said.

Police had to send a toxicology test to experts at Curtin University for further analysis to discover what drugs were affecting Knott.

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