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27/07/2021

'Erratic driving' tip leads Laois Gardaí to arrest drug driver and recover heroin and cannabis

'Erratic driving' tip leads Laois Gardaí to arrest drug driver and recover heroin and cannabis

Gardaí in Portlaoise arrested a drug driver yesterday, Tuesday, and recovered a quantity of heroin and cannabis.

Members of Laois Road Policing Unit were alerted to the motorist following a call from a concerned member of the public regarding erratic driving in Portlaoise.

The Laois Roads Policing Unit assisted by Portlaoise members intercepted this vehicle and a roadside oral fluid sample indicated the presence of opiates and cannabis.

The driver was arrested on suspicion of drug driving, while a quantity of cannabis and heroin was also found during this incident.

Members of the public can report traffic related incidents using the dedicated Garda Traffic Watch number on lo-call 1890 205 805.

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