The head of the Garda Roads Policing Unit in Donegal has warned drug-drivers that they will be caught if they continue to get behind the wheel.
Garda Inspector Michael Harrison was speaking to Donegal Daily after four drivers were caught under the influence of drugs in Letterkenny yesterday afternoon.
In total NINE suspected drug-drivers have been arrested in the past week.
The arrests were made as part of an ongoing operation involving the Letterkenny District Drugs Unit and the Letterkenny Roads Policing Unit.
Inspector Harrison said “This highlights the severe problem that exists on our roads where people believe it is okay to drive while under the influence of drugs.
“The operation yesterday took place in the afternoon and 4 arrests were made. A person driving under the influence of drugs is as dangerous as someone driving under the influence of alcohol.”
And he warned “The operation is ongoing and checks will continue on drivers. I appeal to road users not to be driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.”
Four drivers were detected driving whilst under the influence of a variety of drugs namely cocaine, cannabis and benzodiazepines.
A small quantity of drugs was also found on some drivers.
The motorists are set to appear in court at a future date.