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P-platers charged with drink-driving after car crashes in Conder, Kambah

Two P-plate drivers have lost their licences after separate drunken crashes on the southside of Canberra on Saturday night.

Police said the first incident happened in Charterisville Avenue in Conder about 10.30pm. 

"An 18-year-old driver doing burnouts and drag racing lost control of his white Holden Ute on a bend, mounted the gutter, hit a letterbox and [crashed into] a tree," they said in a statement.

The driver was breath-tested and found to have a blood alcohol reading of 0.119.

"In a separate incident around midnight, police were called to Gallagher Street in Kambah where a 21-year-old driving a white Mitsubishi Lancer had turned a corner too fast, hit a light pole and continued along the street for 50 metres before [crashing into] a tree," police said.

The driver recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.148. 

Both drivers were issued immediate suspension notices.