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Drug Driver in Hills Caught Twice in One Day

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An Adelaide Hills father-of-two has been caught drug driving twice in one day.

The 49-year-old was stopped by police at Mount Barker around 9am on Monday 12 August. They allege the man returned a positive result to meth and was ordered to not drive for 24 hours.

At about 4pm, patrols say they spotted the man driving erratically on Princess Highway at Littlehampton with his his 6 and 3 year-old sons in the car at the time.

Acting Officer in Charge of Hills Fleurieu Local Service Area, Inspector Glen Sickerdick, said such behaviour will not be tolerated.

"SAPOL has just commenced Operation High Impact F5 with the strong message NOT to drink or drug drive, yet here we have an example of a person willing to not only put their own life and their children's lives in danger but also the lives of other road users," Inspector Sickerdick said.

The man will face drug driving charges pending forensic analysis of the tests along with driving contrary to direction.