A BRITISH driver who ran over a three-year-old boy at the weekend has tested positive for cocaine.
It comes as the 24-year-old appeared in court yesterday for alleged crimes of homicide by negligence and against road safety.
The French toddler, who Olive Press sources have revealed lived and went to school in Marbella, was struck by the SUV, which was carrying four Brits including the driver, in San Pedro de Alcantara.
The group, who were all on holiday, were thought to be retrieving a baseball cap that had blown out the window when they struck the child with the Hyundai Tucson rental.
Policia Local took performed a breathalyzer test on the scene, where he gave a result of 0.0 milligrams per litre of exhaled air.
The driver did however, test positive for the Class A drug cocaine, but there were no external signs that consumption was recent.
The DrugTest only detects consumptions made between 24 and 48 hours before.
In this case, the young British did not present any other external symptomatology that indicated that the intake was recent, according to the sources consulted, so it will be necessary to determine when it occurred and if it could influence the driving.
The results of the test will be sent to an agreed laboratory to confirm the consumption of cocaine – the DrugTest has a minimum margin of error – and, if so, the date on which it was taken can be established.