Advertisement

Why has there been such a dramatic increase in drug driving arrests?

Why are people in this day and age still driving under the influence of drink or drugs? Susan Keogh heard the opinions of a number of different callers on the subject?

Share this article

14.06 2 Jan 2020


Why has there been such a dramatic increase in drug driving arrests?


Listen to this episode


Share this article

14.06 2 Jan 2020


Last year saw record numbers of motorists arrested for drug-driving. 

In the first nine months of 2019, Gardai stopped 906 drivers under the influence of drugs - three times as many as the same period in 2018. 

Figures reveal that from January to September last year, Gardai stopped 906 drivers under the influence of drugs. This is almost a three-fold increase on the same period in 2018 when 332 drivers were arrested for the same offence. 

So why are people in this day and age still driving under the influence of drink or drugs? Susan Keogh heard the opinions of a number of different callers on the subject?


Read more about

Criminal Justice System Drink Driving Driving Ban Drug Driving Lunchtime Live Penalty Points Susan Keogh

Related Episodes

Brent Pope: Munster, Leinster...

00:38:21

Brent Pope: Munster, Leinster & Connacht win, TV coverage of rugby & Eddie Jones under pressure

OTB Rugby

00:38:21


Rory McIlroy: The Chosen One,...

01:08:04

Rory McIlroy: The Chosen One, Messi's moral quandary, a new kind of England | Davenport & Casey

OTB's Sunday Paper Review

01:08:04


Brian Kerr on a happier Englan...

00:49:01

Brian Kerr on a happier England, Lionel Messi hysteria and Louis van Gaal's stubbornness

OTB Football

00:49:01


Sunday's Newsround: England's...

00:29:57

Sunday's Newsround: England's destiny, van Gaal bucks tradition, Messi's fire still burning

OTB Highlights

00:29:57