A South Albury man facing sentence for drug-driving has admitted having “some other charges coming up” for the same offence.
It’s not the first time Shane William Witt has had to front Albury Local Court for driving matters, though he has other offences on his record.
The court heard this week that Witt had a habit of driving unlicensed.
Magistrate Rodney Brender said Witt needed to change his ways.
“You’ve got to completely stop drug-taking,” he told him.
Witt, who the court was told was unemployed, pleaded guilty to a second offence charge of driving with an illicit drug in blood.
The pending drug-driving matter, the unrepresented 35-year-old said, was due to go before the same court later this month.
Police stopped Witt’s car in Young Street, Albury, on June 6 about 11.40pm.
He gave a negative result to a preliminary breath test given by police.
The officers then gave Witt an oral fluid test in order to check whether he had taken any drugs before getting behind the wheel.
That proved positive for methamphetamine.
Witt was arrested and taken to Albury police station, where he again tested positive to methamphetamine.
When asked what drug he had taken, Witt replied: “No comment.”
But he admitted to “smoking” about three days before he was pulled over.
That came after being “clean” for some time.
Mr Brender convicted and fined Witt $440.
Witt was also disqualified from obtaining a driver’s licence for six months.
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