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Motorists caught speeding at 170 kph and learner driver tests positive for cocaine and cannabis

Gardaí also found vehicles with no insurance or tax and in one instance – the NCT was expired by seven years.

A NUMBER OF people have been arrested over the weekend as gardaí crackdown on speeding and drug tests.

Earlier today in Wicklow, a driver was arrested and charged with dangerous driving after being detected travelling at 170 kph on the M11 at Ashford.

It comes after a motorist was caught driving at 141 kilometres per hour in an 80 kph zone in Limerick yesterday.

The driver was approaching the Limerick Tunnel at the time. Gardaí say they issued the driver with a fixed charge penalty notice.

Meanwhile, a learner driver tested positive to cocaine and cannabis in the early hours of this morning.

Gardaí said it was a “bad start to a driving career” for the person who was tested in the Dublin area.

It didn’t stop at speeding and drug tests, gardaí also found vehicles with no insurance or tax over the weekend and in one instance - the NCT was expired by seven years.

A driver was arrested and charged in Waterford after a UK registered vehicle that was stopped at a checkpoint had no tax or insurance.

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