A HUNTER driver has allegedly had his third strike driving unregistered through one of Newcastle’s beachside suburbs, with one of his passengers also slated to face court.
Police seized the driver’s number plates after he was caught in Merewether on Friday driving the same vehicle unregistered and uninsured for a third time.
The 34-year-old was pulled over about 9.40am after Newcastle police checks revealed his vehicle’s registration had expired.
Further inquiries revealed the man had been detected driving the same vehicle twice before while its registration had lapsed.
Officers searched the vehicle and its occupants.
One of the passengers, a 29-year-old man, was allegedly found in possession of a quantity of amphetamine or ice, and an ice pipe.
Police gave the driver infringement notices for driving an unregistered and uninsured motor vehicle, taking the number plates.
The passenger was issued a court attendance notice for drug possession.
He is scheduled to appear on April 26.
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