A Port Kembla driver stopped by police for a drug test has refused to give a sample of her saliva on account of a moment of unbridled passion with her other half.
Highway patrol officers were patrolling Wentworth Street on July 13 when they were passed by a vehicle sporting front end damage so significant the metal panels on the near side were jagged and exposed.
Police did a U-turn and stopped next to the vehicle, which had pulled into a parking spot outside the Commercial Hotel.
Officers spoke with the driver, a 29-year-old mother, who produced a provisional driver’s licence on request.
When asked why the car wasn’t displaying P-plates, the woman “became argumentative and belligerent” towards police.
Officers eventually got her to take a roadside breath test, which returned a negative reading for alcohol, however she refused to participate in a drug test, saying it was “not in the Constitution” and claimed the officers were “picking on her”.
She was taken to the police station where she again refused to give a saliva sample for a drug test, telling police she had recently performed oral sex on her boyfriend didn’t “want to get done for anything he has been taking”.
She was charged with refusing to submit to an oral fluid test, refusing to provide an fluid oral, driving an unsafe vehicle and not displaying P-plates.
The woman was also banned from driving for 24 hours.
She was ordered to attend Port Kembla Local Court in August but failed to show up and was subsequently convicted in her absence.
She has now accepted the convictions and will be sentenced next Wednesday.