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Woman busted driving high on ICE with baby in car

A woman has been caught driving high on ICE with a three-month-old baby in the car.

About 2am this morning Traffic and Highway Patrol officers stopped a vehicle on Kooringal Road in Wagga Wagga for random breath and drug tests.

The 24-year-old female driver passed the alcohol breath test, however she was then tested for drugs and returned a positive result for methamphetamine.


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Officers searched the vehicle and located 5.27 grams of a crystal-like substance believed to amphetamines.

They also saw the three-month-old baby in the backseat of the car.

Relatives of the infant attended the police station and the baby was handed over into their care.

The woman was arrested and taken to Wagga Wagga Police station, where a second drug test returned a positive result for methamphetamines.

She was charged with possess prohibited drug, deemed supply prohibited drug and prohibited from driving for 24 hours.

Bail conditions are still being determined.


Shanee Dobeson
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