Garda photo from scene of driver's detention
Gardai in Laois have arrested a driver on the Dublin Cork Limerick M7 motorway after he failed a drugs test after being stopped for speeding on the busy road.
The guards made a statement after the individual was detained.
"Laois Roads Policing Unit earlier today (Saturday) stopped a car travelling at 167 km ph on the M7 motorway. The driver subsequently failed a roadside drug test when they tested positive for cocaine," they said.
The gardai said the driver was arrested and taken to Portlaoise Garda Station for a blood test.
They added that a court appearance would follow for the motorist.
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