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Just 11 drivers have tested positive for drugs at new checkpoints

Figures from An Garda Síochána show just 11 motorists have tested positive for driving under the influence of drugs at new Garda roadside checkpoints in four months.

The mandatory intoxicant testing checkpoints were rolled out in early April, and since then 11 drivers have tested positive for driving while on intoxicants.

In the first three months of the checkpoints, the only motorists who tested positive for the presence of intoxicants were from the Dublin region.

The provisional figures from gardaí show three drivers tested positive for driving under the influence of drugs in April at the new checkpoints – followed by one positive test in May, five positive tests in June and two in July.

The new checkpoints were brought in to test drivers suspected of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the roadside.

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Source: Jack Power, The Irish Times, 03/08/17 

Posted by drugs.ie on 08/03 at 09:04 AM in
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