Drugged, drunk and driving 97km/h over the limit

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A TWENTY-one-year-old Dunlop man was under the influence of drugs and alcohol when police detected him driving 97km/h over the speed limit in Higgins on Saturday (June 27). 

Police detected the man, who was driving a grey Volkswagen station wagon, travelling 177km/h in an 80km/h zone on Kingsford Smith Drive, at about 11.30pm.

The driver allegedly 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.

Police stopped the driver, who had three passengers in the car, in Charnwood where he returned a positive roadside screen for drugs and alcohol.

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 45km/h and turning on a red arrow, at the ACT Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

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