M8 motorist fails drug test

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A motorist is facing a court appearance after being stopped by officers from the Tipperary Roads Policing Unit this week.

Gardaí carrying out a speed enforcement checkpoint detected a vehicle travelling at 147km/h on the M8 near Thurles.

The driver was subsequently arrested on suspicion of drug driving after failing a Drug Wipe test for Cocaine and Cannabis.