Tuesday, November 30, 2021

The van driver was stopped because wire was protruding from a bald front tyre. Photos: Laois-Offaly gardaĆ­

A VAN driver who was stopped because wire was protruding through a front tyre was arrested today, after testing positive for cocaine.

The vehicle was stopped at a local checkpoint, operated by the Laois/Offaly Roads Policing Unit and inspectors from the Road Safety Authority (RSA).

When they saw wire coming through a front tyre, gardaĆ­ and the RSA inspectors ordered the driver to pull over.

When they searched the occupants, they found a small quantity of cannabis herb. The van driver was drug-tested and showed a positive reading for cocaine.

The van was seized and the driver, who was arrested at the scene, faces an upcoming appearance at Portlaoise District Court.

The van driver tested positive for cocaine

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