Garda Ireland checkpoints: Garda catches drug driver without driver’s license or insurance


Gardai in Naas stopped a driver and discovered that the motorist was subsequently driving under the influence of cocaine without having a license or insurance.

Local police were alerted to the vehicle after they were seen driving in Naas last night with no lights on.

When stopped, the Gardaí discovered that the motorist had no driver’s license, no insurance and failed a road test for cocaine.

The driver has since been arrested and the vehicle has been impounded.

Actions will follow.

Cavan Police were also busy on Saturday evening at a checkpoint overseen by the Cavan Road Police Unit in Crossdoney.

Two motorists were pulled over and it was discovered that both drivers were driving without insurance, while one of the drivers was pulled over after failing a drug test on the road.

The cars were detained under section 41 of the Road Traffic Act and the two drivers have a court appointment

Meanwhile, the Cahir Road Police Unit performing a speed check on the M8 earlier this week detected two vehicles traveling 190 km and 189 km at the same time.

Both drivers have been arrested for reckless driving and legal proceedings will also follow.

In Donegal, speed checks were recently carried out by the Letterkenny Roads Police Unit and a motorist has been detected traveling at a speed of 151 km / h in a 100 km / h zone.

They were arrested and given a fixed charge notice.

There was also an incident in Limerick on Saturday night when Unit B Henry Street recently stopped cars for a routine traffic check.

Both cars were driven without insurance or tax.

A check of Gardai’s Mobility app revealed that a driver had also been banned from driving. This driver has been arrested and charged with the offenses and will appear in Limerick District Court at a later date.

The second driver was in possession of a gun and also had an arrest warrant for not showing up to court on an earlier date. He was also arrested and will be brought before the Limerick District Court.

The two cars were also seized.


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