Vehicle seized as Kilkenny learner driver fails drugs test

Court appearance to follow

Sam Matthews


Sam Matthews



Picture: Garda Síochána Kilkenny/Carlow

Kilkenny Roads Policing Unit on a Covid-19 patrol stopped a vehicle driven by a learner permit holder in Callan in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The vehicle was not taxed and had no insurance displayed. Following a roadside test, the driver tested positive for the presence of cocaine and cannabis. He was arrested and a blood sample was taken by gardaí for analysis.

The vehicle was seized under section 41 of the Road Traffic Act, and a court appearance will follow.