A full-time carer who is responsible for transporting a man with paraplegia faced Orange Local Court on Monday after she relapsed into drug use and failed a roadside drug test.
Alena Fay O'Reilly, 44, of Lynn Street, Canowindra, was driving in Anson Street, Orange, on May 8 when she was stopped for a roadside breath test.
She returned a positive result for methylamphetamine and was arrested and taken to Orange Police Station for further analysis. O'Reilly told a police officer she took drugs "a very long times ago" but didn't any more.
She was previously convicted of driving with drugs in her system in December 2016 and in January and February 2017.
Magistrate David Day said a letter from the man she cares for stated she had been clean from drugs for a number of years. Mr Day convicted her, disqualified her from driving for six months and fined her $330.
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