Drug Driver Caught As Tipperary Gardaí Test Drug Wipe Apparatus.

The Tipperary Roads Policing Unit, carrying out patrols this evening, intercepted a vehicle for having a number of defects.
The driver later was arrested on suspicion of Drug Driving, after failing a drug test for Cocaine, using the new Garda DrugWipe apparatus.

Gardaí are deploying a new drug testing device for drivers as and from today, to coincide with the start of their Christmas and New Year Road Safety campaign.

This new apparatus will test for a wider range of drugs and will be used by every roads policing unit in our Republic, thus forming a central part of the garda campaign over the next six weeks.

The new test, as stated in the video shown above, can deliver, for the first time, results in around eight minutes and can test for cannabis, cocaine, benzodiazepines and opiates, as well as amphetamines and methamphetamines.

Meanwhile, yesterday, Tipperary Roads Policing Unit stopped a vehicle after it turned away from a checkpoint here in Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
It was found that the vehicle’s driver had never held a licence or insurance.
The vehicle was immediately seized, with a court appearance expected to follow.


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