A former Dubbo resident denied driving under the influence of ice and told police who busted him that the drug test came back positive because "it must have been when I was in the room with other people who used ice".
Jaleel Brown, now of Wellington, did plead guilty to driving a vehicle with an illicit drug present in his blood when he faced Dubbo Local Court last week.
According to a statement of agreed facts presented in court, the 22-year-old was pulled over by police on April 22 at about 4.45pm when he drove a white Holden Commodore along Darling Street.
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When police conducted a random drug test a positive result was returned. A second test was conducted and it again found there was methylamphetamine in Brown's blood.
"I have not had any," he told police. "It must have been when I was in the room with other people who used ice," Brown said.
Magistrate Gary Wilson noted Brown's limited criminal history, fined him $150 and disqualified him from driving for three months.