Man in court for high-range speeding and drug driving charges

Drug Driving

ACT Policing arrested a 22-year-old Jerrabomberra man last night (Thursday 6 August) after he was recorded travelling at 190km/h in a 100km/h signposted area.

Police will allege the driver of the Hyundai was initially clocked travelling at 123km/h and failed to stop when officers activated their lights and sirens at about 10.30pm.

The driver reached a speed of 190km/h and said it was only on advice from the passenger that he pulled over. The driver was subject to a roadside drug screen, which returned a positive result.

The 22-year-old man was transported to City Police Station and will be summonsed to appear before court at a later date on speed and drug driving offences.

Officer in Charge of Traffic Operations, Detective Inspector Marcus Boorman said the behavior of the driver was reprehensible.

“Driving at that speed, under the influence of drugs and failing to stop for police is a recipe for disaster,” he said.

“There is zero tolerance for people who think they can make up their own road rules and endanger the lives of everyone else on the road.”

Media enquiries

Police Media — (02) 5126 9070, act-police-media@afp.gov.au