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Simon recruiting more roadside drug testers

By johnboy 17 February 2012 28

simon corbell and his troops

Police Minister Simon Corbell has announced a ramp up of officers trained to perform roadside drug testing.

Mr Corbell said that the new team would provide the community with multi-skilled police officers specifically trained to target and remove high risk takers from our roads.

“The new team combines the RAPID (Recognition and Analysis of Plates Identified) and the six-month-old Random Roadside Drug Testing (RRDT) team — increasing the number of officers able and trained to conduct random roadside drug testing from two to nine,” he said.

Since ACT Policing began operating random roadside drug testing in May 2011, more than 300 drug tests have been conducted with ten returning positive roadside tests. Of the ten, two have been charged and convicted.

“The initial months focused on establishing robust governance, training and developing operational requirements, including the purchase of drug kits and other equipment,” Mr Corbell said.

“The Road Safety Operations team is now in place to expand our road safety efforts. The public can expect to see the team out and about, setting up roadside operations targeting drink driving, drug driving and unregistered/unlicensed drivers — a multipronged approach to improving road safety.”

The mouth swabs are looking for weed, ice, and ecstasy.


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buzz819 2:32 pm 20 Feb 12

Duffbowl said :

Henry82 said :

danggers16 said :

and your a yuppie iced tea drinking hipster from red hill ?

you’re

Best correct both of them..

Buzz819, “your probably a tradesman”? tsk, tsk.

I also noted a possible grammatical error with the use of a comma whereas a semi-colon may have been more appropriate. Normally I frown on the repeated use of “and” in a sentence; however, I’ll let you have that one as you appeared to be constructing a sentence based on a logical sequence.

Sorry, I hung my head in shame….

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 2:05 pm 20 Feb 12

Tooks said :

danggers16 said :

buzz819 said :

danggers16 said :

its something we dont need its a huge waste of money f*** the police

Good good, I’m going to go out on a limb here, you drive a white Commodore and live in one of Wanniassa, Richardson, Charnwood, Dunlop, Palmerson or Nicholls and on top of that you smoke weed, do ecstasy, drink and drive and don’t register your car AND your probably a tradesman.

and your a yuppie iced tea drinking hipster from red hill ? and also a pedo?

Your parents are brother and sister, right?

Typing with 12 fingers must be difficult, you keep making typos.

Let’s leave Uncle Daddy out of this…

Duffbowl 1:17 pm 20 Feb 12

Henry82 said :

danggers16 said :

and your a yuppie iced tea drinking hipster from red hill ?

you’re

Best correct both of them..

Buzz819, “your probably a tradesman”? tsk, tsk.

I also noted a possible grammatical error with the use of a comma whereas a semi-colon may have been more appropriate. Normally I frown on the repeated use of “and” in a sentence; however, I’ll let you have that one as you appeared to be constructing a sentence based on a logical sequence.

Henry82 12:25 pm 20 Feb 12

danggers16 said :

and your a yuppie iced tea drinking hipster from red hill ?

you’re

The_TaxMan 9:58 am 20 Feb 12

I applaud any directive to remove intoxicated drivers from our roads, however THC being identified in your system when you are NOT intoxicated creates a problem. The issue is dope is illegal and therefore this is a nifty way of identifying those people who use, the reason behind only 2 of 10 charged is that when the toxocology report was the level of THC was deemed low enough to have not caused an impediment to driving. Anyone who has undertaken a roadside drug test will know that if you are found to have THC is your system you will be dissallowed from driving for a 24 hour period and your specimen will be sent for detailed testing. If found to contain low levels of THC ‘representative of possible consumption in the past or the result of second hand smoke’ you will receive a notice of the results with no further action, only if your swab displays levels conducive with ‘driving under the influence’ will you recieve a summons. On the topic of roadside saliva tests, they are highly inaccurate giving regular false positives, resulting in a second test and once that is conducted a final test is sent to the tox lab to determine what, if anything exists in the system. For those wanting to know how long drugs can be detected in their system the follwoing is a guideline
Alcohol 12-24 hours
Amphetamines (except methamphetamine) 12 hours
Methamphetamine 1–3 days
Barbiturates (except phenobarbital) 1 to 2 days
Phenobarbital 4 to 7 days
Cannabis 2–3 days in blood, up to 2 weeks in blood of heavy users[7] However, it depends on whether actual THC or THC metabolites are being tested for, the latter having a much longer detection time than the former. THC (found in marijuana) may only be detectable in saliva/oral fluid for 2–24 hours in most cases.
Cocaine 2 to 5 days
Heroin 1– 2 days
LSD 2 to 4 days
Methadone 24 hours
PCP 1 to 3 days

On the point of Methadone, if taken responsibly does not impair driving owever if taken at doses higher than recomended does impair your driving skills but as with other ‘legal’ drugs is not tested for even the impact of driving skills is well documented and proven.

buzz819 8:55 am 20 Feb 12

danggers16 said :

buzz819 said :

danggers16 said :

its something we dont need its a huge waste of money f*** the police

Good good, I’m going to go out on a limb here, you drive a white Commodore and live in one of Wanniassa, Richardson, Charnwood, Dunlop, Palmerson or Nicholls and on top of that you smoke weed, do ecstasy, drink and drive and don’t register your car AND your probably a tradesman.

and your a yuppie iced tea drinking hipster from red hill ? and also a pedo?

Nah, more of a water drinker myself, I don’t go around counting my steps, so I can’t really be a pedometer though. I’m guessing I got most of that statement correct though, thanks for playing.

Tooks 4:01 am 20 Feb 12

danggers16 said :

buzz819 said :

danggers16 said :

its something we dont need its a huge waste of money f*** the police

Good good, I’m going to go out on a limb here, you drive a white Commodore and live in one of Wanniassa, Richardson, Charnwood, Dunlop, Palmerson or Nicholls and on top of that you smoke weed, do ecstasy, drink and drive and don’t register your car AND your probably a tradesman.

and your a yuppie iced tea drinking hipster from red hill ? and also a pedo?

Your parents are brother and sister, right?

Typing with 12 fingers must be difficult, you keep making typos.

danggers16 9:53 pm 19 Feb 12

buzz819 said :

danggers16 said :

its something we dont need its a huge waste of money f*** the police

Good good, I’m going to go out on a limb here, you drive a white Commodore and live in one of Wanniassa, Richardson, Charnwood, Dunlop, Palmerson or Nicholls and on top of that you smoke weed, do ecstasy, drink and drive and don’t register your car AND your probably a tradesman.

and your a yuppie iced tea drinking hipster from red hill ? and also a pedo?

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