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Laois Gardai make arrest and drug driver in stolen car detected by traffic stop

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Gardai in Laois arrested a driver and recovered a stolen car following an incident yesterday.

The detection came following an enforcement checkpoint which took place in the county yesterday.

Gardai stopped a car which, following inspection, turned out to be stolen.

The driver of the car then failed a road side drugs test for cocaine and was subsequently arrested.

Gardai say: “Laois Roads Policing Unit and the Road Safety Authority were conducting an enforcement checkpoint.

“Gardai stopped a vehicle which turned out to be stolen.

“The driver failed the road side drug test and was arrested.

“A blood specimen was taken at the station and court proceedings will follow.”

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