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NT driver high on ice twice in a day: cops

AAP logoAAP 14/12/2016 Lucy Hughes Jones

A Northern Territory man has allegedly been caught drug driving twice in 24 hours.

Police say they pulled over the 45-year-old man in Katherine just after 5am on Tuesday to discover an ice pipe on the passenger seat.

"The driver provided a positive roadside drug test and was arrested for the purpose of a blood test. His license was also found to be expired," NT Detective Senior Sergeant Ian Kennon said.

The man was bailed to appear in Darwin Local Court charged with a string of offences, but ran in to trouble again hours later.

Around 3.30am on Wednesday he was allegedly pulled over in a different car on Stuart Highway near the Adelaide River.

A second roadside test revealed the man was high on drugs and he was arrested again.

"We are disappointed with this blatant disregard for the safety of other road users," Detective Senior Sergeant Kennon said.

"This is a timely reminder that coming into the holiday period, police will be out in force on the roads and will continue to target impaired drivers."

The man will appear in Darwin Local Court on April 27 next year charged with a range of offences, including breaching bail and driving unlicenced and under the influence of drugs.

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