Five drivers charged with drug driving offences

Traffic car

Police have charged five people with drug driving offences in the ACT on the weekend.

ACT Policing Officer in Charge, Traffic Operations, Detective Acting Superintendent Marcus Boorman said detecting five drivers on one weekend was disheartening.

“It’s a pretty ordinary result for just one weekend. These drivers were all showing a blatant disregard for their own safety, as well as that of other road users,” Detective Acting Superintendent Boorman said.

“None of these drivers were caught at random drug testing locations which is a reminder that random drug testing is conducted anytime and anywhere.

“Some of these drugged drivers thought it was a good idea to try driving off. It didn’t work.”

The five people charged will face a combined total of 21 charges.

One, a 24-year-old Calwell woman will face eight charges, including drug driving, unlicenced driving, failing to stop, dangerous driving, unregistered vehicle, uninsured vehicle, use of a number plate issued to another vehicle, and breach of good behavior orders.

A second alleged offender, a 28-year-old man will face five charges including drug driving, failing to stop, driving while disqualified, driving a motor vehicle without consent, and dangerous driving.

All five alleged offenders are due to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court today, Monday 13 January 2020.

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