Novice driver 'out for a spin' arrested after failing drug test and passenger fined

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Novice driver 'out for a spin' arrested after failing drug test and passenger fined

A Novice driver was arrested over the weekend after failing a roadside drug test in Roscommon.

On Sunday, Roscommon Roads Policing Unit stopped the car during a routine Covid-19 checkpoint and found that the Novice driver, who was "just out for a spin", was driving without N plates.

The driver failed a roadside drug test after testing positive for cannabis and was arrested with court proceedings to follow.

The passenger in the vehicle was also issued a €100 Fixed Penalty Notice for breaching the non-essential travel restrictions.