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No Coke Gardai nab three drivers who tested positive for cocaine at one checkpoint

Officers operated six checkpoints at some of the busiest parts of Dublin city throughout the night.

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Gardaí were carrying out checkpoints

Gardaí were carrying out checkpoints

Gardaí were carrying out checkpoints

Three drivers tested positive for cocaine at one garda checkpoint in Dublin last night.

Roads Policing units were out in force on Saturday as revellers returned to clubs and late bars around the city.

Gardaí arrested a total of seven people suspected to be driving intoxicated, with three of these returning a positive reading for cocaine at a Mandatory Intoxication Testing Checkpoint.

Officers operated six checkpoints at some of the busiest parts of the city throughout the night.

A garda spokesperson revealed: "Seven motorists arrested for DUI on Saturday night in Dublin city centre at Mandatory Intoxicant Testing Checkpoints conducted by Roads Policing Units from the Dublin Region - including three positive tests for cocaine at one checkpoint alone!"

A tweet from the official Garda Traffic account showed a positive reading for cocaine on a handheld device.

Four motorists were arrested at other locations on suspicion of drink or drug-driving, RTE reports.

Gardaí in Dublin are operating a high-visibility policing plan and checkpoints are expected to continue throughout the Bank Holiday weekend.

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