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Gardaí to face drug and alcohol tests under reform plan

Move comes as force under pressure to explain how almost one million breath tests were falsified

2nd April, 2017
Gardaí on the beat will also be tested for drugs and alcohol as well as the public Pic: RollingNews.ie

Gardaí on the beat will be randomly tested for alcohol and illegal drugs as part of Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan’s reform plan.

It comes as the force is under pressure to explain how almost one million breath tests for motorists were falsified.

Workplace testing for drugs and alcohol is standard practice for police forces internationally, including the Police Service of Northern Ireland and the London Metropolitan Police....

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