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Drunk driver caught 65km/h over the limit

A 25-YEAR-OLD was caught by police driving at 155 km/h in a 90km/h zone while more than double the legal alcohol limit last night (June 23).

Police detected the man speeding at about 9.55pm on Gungahlin Drive in Aranda.

The man returned a positive result to a roadside breath test and was taken to Belconnen Police Station where he returned a 0.106 blood alcohol reading.

He will be summoned to face court to answer to both the speeding and drink driving offences.

Police arrested another driver last night who was also caught at more than double the alcohol limit on the Monaro Highway in Theodore.

The driver was detected when a white Mazda BT-50 overtook a police vehicle which was travelling at the speed limit.

The 30-year-old Oran Park (NSW) provisional licence holder stopped for police, he was subjected to a roadside breath test, which returned a positive result.

The man was arrested and underwent breath analysis at Tuggeranong Police Station where he returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.108. Further checks revealed the man’s licence had been suspended on May 9 for twelve months.

Police issued the man with an immediate suspension notice, suspending his right to drive in the ACT. He will be summonsed to face court charged with driving while suspended and drink driving.

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