Police slam 'senseless' man over alleged drug driving
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Police slam 'senseless' man over alleged drug driving

Police have blasted a "senseless" man who was allegedly caught driving under the influence of drugs twice in under two hours.

Officers stopped the 47-year-old man on London Circuit about 10.30am on Monday.

Police said the man returned a positive result for cannabis and methylamphetamine in a roadside drug test before being arrested and taken to City Police Station for further tests.

He was released about 11.30am and ordered not to drive for at least 12 hours.

Just 45 minutes later, at 12.15pm, police said they stopped the man again on Cooyong Street in Braddon.

He was driving the same vehicle and allegedly returned another positive result for cannabis and methylamphetamine in a roadside drug test.

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The 47-year-old was taken for a second time to City Police Station, where he was charged with five traffic offences including two counts of drug driving.

He was bailed to attend the ACT Magistrates Court.

Acting Station Sergeant David Wills, ACT Policing's officer in charge of traffic operations, said the man showed a lack of regard for everyone else on the road.

“This driver’s actions are senseless,” Acting Station Sergeant Wills said.

“He has endangered other road users by driving with not one but two illicit drugs present in his system.

“After being served a direction not to drive a vehicle for 12 hours by police, this man was detected less than an hour later driving a vehicle.

“It is well known that impaired driving can significantly contribute to serious collisions and deaths on our roads.”