Driver accused of crashing car while high

A GAWLER man will face court at a later date after he allegedly tested positive to driving under the influence of methamphetamine, following a two-car accident in Gawler last week.

A silver Holden sedan collided with a black Kia hatchback at the intersection between Main North Road and Victoria Terrace, just across from Gawler Caravan Park, at about 11.30am on Friday.

The Kia was turning right into Victoria Terrace when the Holden also attempted to turn right onto Main North Road.

The front of the Holden smashed into the front passenger side of the Kia during the collision.

Police interviewed a male at the scene and a police spokeswoman later confirmed that a 32-year-old Gawler man tested positive to methamphetamine and was reported for driving offences.

The man is believed to be the driver of the Holden.

“His drug sample will be sent to Forensic Science SA for further testing,” the spokeswoman said.

“He will appear in court at a later date.”

The female driver of  the Kia was treated at the scene for minor injuries.


Matteo Gagliardi joined The Bunyip in August 2016 with almost two years experience in regional print media, having previously worked at a community newspaper in Swan Hill, Victoria. Covering politics, local government and crime, Matteo likes to sink his teeth into hard-hitting issues, but also enjoys spending time getting to know the Gawler community. Matteo also has a passion for science, agriculture and the environment, and has previously worked as a media officer at the Australian Science Media Centre.

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