October 3, 2023

Suspected drug driver tried to evade Garda checkpoint at Kilkenny town

A suspected drug driver was arrested after he attempted to turn away from a Garda checkpoint in county Kilkenny.

The driver’s vehicle was also found to be displaying false discs when he was pulled over by gardai.

Gardai confirmed charges will follow.

A local Garda spokesperson said: “The driver of this vehicle was displaying false discs and was arrested by Gardai from the Roads Policing Unit after turning away from a Mandatory Intoxicant Checkpoint in Callan. He failed a roadside drugs test.

“Charges to follow regardless, for fraudulent discs, further charges in the event of his blood sample coming back positive for drugs.”

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