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09 Aug 2022

'Speed and weed a poor combination,' say Gardaí as driver fails drugs test in Laois

'Speed and weed a poor combination,' say Gardaí as driver fails drugs test in Laois

A speeding driver has been arrested after failing a road side drugs test in Laois.

The incident took place on Thursday evening as the Laois Roads Policing Unit performed a speed check on the M7.

A car was stopped a car travelling at 151km/h in a 120 km/h zone.

Gardaí say a strong smell of cannabis emanated from the car. A subsequent search resulted in the recovery of a small quantity of cannabis.

The driver then failed road side drug test and was arrested and conveyed to Portlaoise Garda Station for a blood specimen. A court a appearance is to follow.

Gardaí noted on their Facebook page that speed and weed were 'a poor combination.'

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