Motorist arrested following positive test for drugs on M1

A motorist was caught with illegal substances in his system after being stopped by the Dundalk Roads Policing Unit on the M1 motorway, just after the J15 Castlebellingham exit on the southbound lane on Tuesday morning.

The driver of the Northern Irish registered car was observed driving erratically on the motorway and was pulled in with a drug test finding that he tested positive for cocaine, opiates and benzodiazepines. He was arrested on suspicion of drink/drug driving and was later charged and conveyed to court.

Gardaí have advised that motorists should “never ever drug/drink drive.”