A BUS driver with seven school children onboard has tested positive for driving under the influence of ice, according to police.
At 8.35am on Friday police from Lake Macquarie Highway Patrol pulled over a bus on Awaba Road at Toronto for a roadside drug test.
The driver, a 26-year-old woman, returned a positive detection to methamphetamine, also known as ice. A secondary test was done and was also positive to methamphetamine.
A prohibition notice was issued and the driver was released pending the outcome of the final drug analysis.
The seven school children, all under the age of 12, were driven home by a second driver.
The incident occurred during a police operation targeting drug and alcohol affected drivers in Toronto. Officers completed 58 drug tests and received only one positive reading. Three infringement notices were issued and a further 830 RBT checks were completed with one person detected for mid range drink-driving.
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