Motorist arrested in Killarney had four different types of drugs in his system

A male motorist arrested in Killarney yesterday evening, had four different types of drugs in his system.

Gardaí say the man was stopped on Park Road on Sunday evening and was initially questioned about a minor defect on his car.

He was subsequently tested on side of road with new Garda ‘Dragar’ device, and tested positive for cocaine, opiates, Benzodiazepines and cannabis.

He was arrested and will face court proceedings at a later date.

A Garda spokesperson says that while the emphasis this time of year is often on the offence of drink driving, driving under the influence of drugs is an equally serious office.