A Melbourne man has been caught driving allegedly while on drugs and without a valid licence, putting a child in the car in danger, police say.
Highway patrol officers stopped the car in Mortlake, about 200 kilometres west of Melbourne, because it was being driven erratically around 6pm on Christmas Day.
The 37-year-old driver, who is from St Kilda East in Melbourne, is alleged to have tested positive for the drug methamphetamine during the traffic stop.
His licence had also expired and a six-year-old girl was found in the car.
The man is expected to be charged with conduct endangering life as well as drug possession and other offences.
In another incident, Police have charged a man for drug trafficking after a routine car check led them to a cash sum of $90,000 and drugs in Melbourne’s south-east early this morning.
A 30-year-old Springvale man was stopped for a casual vehicle check when police spotted the large sum of cash and drugs.
A Victoria Police spokeswoman said the Honda sedan driver was stopped on Corrigan Road, Keysborough just after midnight.
He was charged with possessing and trafficking methamphetamine and released on bail.