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Two Drug Drivers Arrested by Thurles Roads Policing Unit.

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Two drivers, found under the influence of drugs, were arrested by Thurles Roads Policing Unit (RPU) last night.


The first car was observed by Gardaì driving erratically. The driver was asked to do a roadside drug test which showed positive for cannabis.
The driver was arrested and provided a blood sample to Gardai which will be forwarded for analysis.

Later in the early hours of the morning, a Templemore unit was patroling the district when it encountered a car with a number of people on board. The car again was driving erratically at high speed before eventually coming to a stop after colliding with a road side bollard.

Tax and NCT had expired while no insurance disc was displayed on the vehicle. This driver also performed a roadside drug test, which again proved positive for cannabis.
A check on the mobility app showed the driver is currently disqualified from driving for 8 years.
Driver was arrested and provided a blood sample at the station. A court appearance will follow in relation to numerous road traffic offences.

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