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US-style roadside drug testing to be enforced

Gardai­ are finally to be given the powers to carry out US-style roadside tests for drugs. These tests include asking motorists to walk in a straight line, to touch their nose, and to stand on one leg.

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
2nd February, 2014
Garda checkpoints could soon become even more common on Irish roads. Picture: Collins

Gardai­ are finally to be given the powers to carry out US-style roadside tests for drugs. These tests include asking motorists to walk in a straight line, to touch their nose, and to stand on one leg.

A variety of tests to detect if a driver is under the influence of drugs was introduced in legislation three years ago. But they were found to be out of date, and were never actually used.

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