June 5, 2023

Speeding motorist clocked doing 178kph on M9, then fails drugs test


A DRIVER who was stopped on the motorway after being clocked doing almost 180mphh on the motorway by local gardai was arrested after he failed a drugs test.

Members of the Kilkenny-Carlow Roads Policing Unit detected a car travelling at 178kph on the M9 motorway just before midnight on Sunday.

After being pulled over by the gardai for doing nearly 60kph over the speed limit, the driver then underwent a drugs test, which they failed, after returning a positive result for traces of cocaine in their system.

The driver was arrested at the scene and brought to Carlow Garda Station. Gardai are waiting on the results of a specimen test.

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