An 18-year-old Chisholm will face court after driving at nearly double the speed limit near Curtin on Friday.

About 11.45pm officers were conducting laser speed checks on Adelaide Avenue when they recorded a car driving 158km/h in an 80km/h speed zone.

The 18-year-old male driver, who had two passengers in the car including a 15-year-old girl, will face the ACT Magistrates Court at a date to be set.

ACT chief police officer Rudi Lammers said the offence came despite the heavy police presence in Canberra as part of Operation Unite.

“Not only did this driver put his passenger and himself at risk, but also other road users were put at risk due to his driving behaviour," he said.

"ACT Policing also caught 17 people for drink-driving and five drivers returned positive indications for drugs in their system, obviously unconcerned that their behaviour could have serious consequences.” 

“While it was a relatively low weekend for incidents, 13 people were arrested for various offences and officers responded to nine reports of assault. Out of 138 inspections of licensed premises, 13 were found to have breaches.”

Assistant Commissioner Lamers said another man was found to be carrying a knife on Friday. 

Another heavily intoxicated man behaving in an anti-social manner was arrested near the Jolimont Centre.

He spat on officers as he was taken into custody. 

Police issued 15 traffic infringement notices and four cautions for traffic offences during the weekend and three vehicles were issued with defect notices. Over 1500 drivers were breath-tested over the two nights