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Latest news: Drug driving

New ACT laws target drunk and drugged driving

Chris Steel:“Drink or drug driving is not tolerated on ACT roads, and these dangerous behaviours will be targeted under these new laws.”

Drug driver arrested after pursuit through Canberra

A 30-year-old man has been arrested by ACT Policing after a multi-suburb pursuit ended in Ngunnawal.

50-year-old speeding drug driver in defective car caught in Whitlam

ACT Policing arrested a 50-year-old man yesterday after he was detected speeding, with drugs in his system, while driving a defective and unregistered vehicle.

Recidivist unlicensed drug driver arrested

A man was arrested for unlicenced drug driving, the same day he signed a bail undertaking with the conditions to not drive a motor vehicle.

Evatt drug driver who tried to evade police at high speed to face court

A 39-year-old Evatt drug driver who failed to stop for police after reaching speeds of 200km/h on the Tuggeranong Parkway in the early hours of this morning, Thursday 14 July, will face the ACT Magistrates Court today.

Two teens on bail charged following cross-border drive in stolen car

Two 16-year-olds have been charged with multiple offences - including drug driving, driving at police, and aggravated furious driving - after stealing a car left running in a Campbell driveway yesterday, Tuesday 14 June. 

Disqualified drug driver charged with 8 offences after police chase in Tuggeranong

ACT Policing arrested a 33-year-old Greenway man last night, 7 June, who failed to stop after police observed him driving a red Holden Commodore recklessly in Theodore about 7.45pm.  

Two drug drivers in stolen cars with Tasers arrested in City, Ainslie

Two drug drivers in stolen vehicles and in possession of prohibited weapons were arrested in separate incidents yesterday by ACT Policing.

20-year-old drug driver in stolen car charged following police pursuit

A 20-year-old Moncrieff man will face Court today following a police pursuit from Majura through Campbell to Braddon yesterday.  

Disqualified drug driver aged 40 caught in stolen car

A 40-year-old man is facing the ACT Magistrates Court today, Thursday 27 January, after ACT Road Policing officers arrested him for multiple driving offences on Tuesday. 

Drug driver rams police vehicle during pursuit

A 24-year-old Richardson man is in custody and will face the ACT Magistrates’ Court today, 29 December, following a Police pursuit of a stolen Kia vehicle in South Canberra.

ACT road use ‘good and bad’ over Easter long weekend

Detecting 41 unregistered vehicles, 167 speeders, four drink drivers, marked a “standard” Easter long weekend on the roads for ACT Policing.

Drug driver charged over fatal collision that claimed Sue Salthouse’s life

ACT Policing have charged a 33-year-old Ngunnawal man with culpable driving causing death and drug driving for a fatal collision on Commonwealth Avenue Bridge on 20 July that claimed the life of ACT Senior Australian of the Year, Sue Salthouse.

Four drivers caught for high range speeding over long weekend

ACT Road Policing issued 183 Traffic Infringement Notices over the October long weekend, including 106 motorists detected for speeding.

ACT’s drink and drug driving rates hold steady throughout pandemic

Earlier this month fourteen impaired drivers were caught in one night, despite year-on-year drink and drug driving charges remaining steady.

Three drug drivers to face court on multiple charges

ACT Policing yesterday apprehended three drug drivers and will put them before the ACT Magistrates Court today on a number of charges.