Man to face court on high range speeding and drug driving charges

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A 21-year-old Dunlop man is expected to face the ACT Magistrates Court on 31 July 2020 on four charges including high range speeding, drink and drug driving charges.

Around 11.30pm on Saturday (27 June 2020), police detected a grey Volkswagen station wagon travelling 177km/h in an 80km/h zone on Kingsford Smith Drive in Higgins.

Police will allege the driver turned left on Ginninderra Drive and continued to travel at high speed before turning right through a red arrow at the intersection of Ginninderra Drive and Tillyard Drive, Flynn.

A short time later police observed the Volkswagen with the driver and three passengers on Lhotsky Street in Charnwood. The driver returned a positive roadside screen for drugs and alcohol. He was taken to City Police Station for further analysis.

The driver was issued with an Immediate Suspension Notice, suspending his right to drive for 90 days.

The man will face charges including drink and drug driving, exceeding the speed limit by more than 45/kh and turning on a red arrow.

 

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