DRUG DRIVER WAS CAUGHT BY POLICE DUE TO HAVING FOG LIGHTS ON

A Newport woman spotted driving with her fog lights on in clear conditions was found to be under the influence of drugs at the time, a court has heard.

35-year-old Jade Tigwell, of Godric Road, appeared at the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court earlier this week charged with 2 counts of drug driving.

Lauren Stone, prosecuting, told the court that on 12th December last year, Tigwell was stopped on Horsebridge Hill when Police noticed she was driving her Renault Clio with the fog lights on – despite the weather being clear.

Article continues below this advertisement

A roadside drug wipe was conducted at the scene which returned a positive reading for cocaine.

Further tests completed at Newport Police Station showed that Tigwell was over the limit for both THC and Benzoylecegonine – the cannabis and cocaine breakdown product.

Defending, Oscar Vincent told the court that his client was a person of good character and that she wasn’t a user of cocaine – and instead it was the cocktail of medicines she takes for various medicinal reasons that resulted in the positive BZE reading.

Magistrates adjourned the matter until 2nd August to allow a pre-sentence report to be compiled. Tigwell was handed an interim driving ban in the meantime.

Don’t miss another story! Get the Island’s latest news delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up to our daily newsletter here.

Article continues below this advertisement
The views/opinions expressed in these comments are solely those of the author and do not represent those of Island Echo. House rules on commenting must be followed at all times.
guest
7 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Jacob
Jacob
1 day ago

I see loads of vehicles going along everyday with their fog lights on
does that mean they are all drug drivers!

Kathy
Kathy
1 day ago

If the positive result was due to her “medicinal reasons” for taking certain medications , then she clearly should not be driving. The DVLA or her GP can advise on that.
Personally I think it’s not medicinal reasons rather recreational ones.

Reg Dennis
Reg Dennis
1 day ago

Good old Godric road, the gift that keeps on giving.

Trev the Caulkhead
Trev the Caulkhead
Reply to  Reg Dennis
1 day ago

You know that, they all get their gifts from you, and you from them way to go lardy

Bluto
Bluto
Reply to  Reg Dennis
1 day ago

NO, I won’t have that.

It is the child tax credits ( now Universal Credit ) which keeps giving, along with free or subsidised rent, council tax and free school meals which allows these “muvvers “ to fund their drug habit and afford to run a car at working peoples expense.

martin
martin
Reply to  Bluto
3 hours ago

That and the PIP fraudsters…I know one.. she gets nearly seven hundred quid a month and there’s nothing wrong with her ( that anyone can prove) and that gives her all the excuses she needs to not work. And why would she with all that cash in hand ?

I Believe
I Believe
Reply to  Reg Dennis
14 hours ago

Godric Road, upholding the reputation of St Georges ghetto.

 

Join our daily newsletter