A bus driver has been allegedly found with cannabis in his blood after a random police stop south of Alice Springs.
Police said the 48-year-old was driving a commercial passenger bus when stopped at a random traffic operation on Sunday night.
The driver has been served with a notice to appear for traffic offences.
Police allege just after 6pm on Sunday, his passenger bus was diverted into a RBT station south of Alice Springs.
The male driver was subject to a roadside drug test which returned a positive result for cannabis, police allege.
The man was arrested and taken to the Alice Springs Hospital for further tests.
He was issued with a notice to appear in court at a later date.
Sergeant Conan Robertson from Road Policing Command said: "We have to be concerned that this is happening in our community, this was a full sized bus, with passengers who were unaware of the risk that the driver posed to them."
"Having a vehicle of this size being driven by someone with a drug in their blood is also a huge risk to other road users and any small mistake could have been catastrophic."
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