NZ Herald 24 September 2020
Family First Comment: “An evidential blood test taken at the hospital did not detect any alcohol, but the blood did contain active cannabis ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Winson admitted he had used cannabis earlier and that he should not have been driving.”
A car driven by a cannabis-using youth was estimated to be doing more than 100kmh after it struck a parked truck on a main road in Napier.
The details of the crash in fine weather on the Sunday afternoon of February 16 this year unfolded as the now 20-year-old Brayden Thomas Winson, of Napier, appeared in Napier District Court today after admitting a charge of careless use of a motor vehicle.
Judge Bridget Mackintosh fined him $600, plus court costs of $130, and disqualified him from driving for six months.
Winson was aged 19 at the time and as a driver on a restricted licence was not entitled to have passengers, according to a police summary.
It said all three in the car had been smoking cannabis at an address before the incident, which included the car being driven along a footpath and hitting several fences, as passengers tried to take control of the vehicle.
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