A 59-year-old man from Berridale in NSW will face court this morning after he was arrested twice by police for traffic-related offences within 12 hours yesterday (Friday, December 30).
Around 8.10am, a Gungahlin Patrol stopped a white Holden Acclaim on the Federal Highway in Lyneham as it did not display a current registration label. Police spoke with the male driver, who provided a bankcard as the only form of identification.
Police checks on the vehicle revealed the man provided false identification to police, and found the man’s licence had been cancelled since 2007.
The man was arrested and charged with unlicensed driving, driving an unregistered vehicle and providing false name to police. He was bailed from the ACT Watch House, with the condition to not be in the driver’s seat of a motor vehicle.
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Around 7.50pm, police stopped the same man driving a maroon Subaru Liberty sedan on Gungahlin Drive. He was subjected to a roadside screening test which returned a positive result.
The man was taken back to Gungahlin Police Station, where he underwent a breath analysis which returned a result of 0.016. As an unlicensed driver, he is subject to a 0.00 limit.
The man was arrested and taken to the ACT Watch House, where he was charged with unlicensed driving and drink-driving. He will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning (Saturday, December 31).