Blake says new drug driving push doesn’t go far enough

Roadside checks for drug-driving could be on the way from early in the New Year.

The Irish Times this morning reports the tests will be fast-tracked as part of a crackdown on driving under the influence of prescription and illegal substances.

Former Letterkenny Councillor PJ Blake is a member of the North West Regional Drugs Group, and has been a regular campaigner on this issue for many years.

He says whole any focus on drug driving is to be welcomed, the fact remains that this new strategy does not provide for reliable electronic testing methods, and that remains a barrier to taking cases..........

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