A 39-year-old man with a suspended NSW learner licence will face the ACT Magistrates Court in June after he was caught twice for alleged high-range drink driving in the span of one hour on Friday.
In a Saturday statement, ACT Policing said that about 3am, the Nicholls man and his Mercedes C200 were at a Gungahlin service station where police discovered he was allegedly driving on a suspended learner licence.
Officers conducted a roadside breath screening test, with the result allegedly being 0.209.
He was issued an ACT suspension notice, further removing his right to drive in Canberra for another 90 days, and released from custody.
About one hour later, police officers saw the man allegedly driving the Mercedes again on Gundaroo Drive.
A second roadside breath screening test was conducted, resulting in another alleged high range result of 0.195.
The man was arrested and taken to the ACT Watch House. He has been charged with two counts each of drink driving and driving while suspended.
Police have urged motorists to drink or drive, not both.
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