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Driver caught speeding on M9 in Carlow tested positive for cocaine

A driver was arrested after testing positive for drugs when stopped for speeding by the Carlow Roads Policing Unit last night.

After being detected travelling at 178 kilometres per hour a roadside drugs test was carried out on the motorist.

The driver tested postive for cocaine and was arrested and taken to Carlow Garda station.

Gardaí say the results of a specimen are awaited.