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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debates. Written answers 292, 293, 294, 295, 296 Road traffic offences data [4170/18, 4171/18, 4172/18, 4173/18, 4174/18]. (30 Jan 2018)

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292. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of motorists who have tested positive for drugs at mandatory intoxicant testing checkpoints nationally during 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4170/18]

 

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am advised by the Garda authorities that as of 30 November 2017, there were 58 positive roadside drug tests conducted since the commencement of the legislation in April 2017. I have requested an update to end December 2017 from An Garda Síochána and will be in contact with the Deputy directly once it is to hand.

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293. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of mandatory intoxicant testing checkpoints which took place nationally during 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4171/18]

 

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): While the enforcement of road traffic legislation is an operational matter for An Garda Síochána, I have requested information from the Garda authorities in relation to the number of mandatory intoxicant testing checkpoints in 2017 and I will be in contact with the Deputy directly on receipt of a Garda report.

 

294. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of motorists who have tested positive for drugs at mandatory intoxicant testing checkpoints by county during 2017, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4172/18]

 

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am advised by the Garda authorities that as of 30 November 2017, there were 58 positive roadside drug tests conducted since the commencement of the legislation in April 2017. I have requested an update to end December 2017, broken down by county, from An Garda Síochána and will be in contact with the Deputy directly once it is to hand.

 

295. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of mandatory intoxicant testing checkpoints by county during 2017, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4173/18]

 

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): While the enforcement of road traffic legislation is an operational matter for An Garda Síochána, I have requested information from the Garda authorities in relation to the number of mandatory intoxicant testing checkpoints by county in 2017 and I will be in contact with the Deputy directly on receipt of a Garda report.

 

296. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of motorists who have tested positive for drugs at mandatory intoxicant testing checkpoints by month during 2017, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4174/18]

 

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am advised by the Garda authorities that the following table details the number of positive roadside drug tests conducted each month since the commencement of the legislation in April 2017 to 30 November 2017. Number of number of positive roadside drug tests conducted each month in 2017 since the commencement of the legislation in April 2017 to 30 November 2017*

 

Month

Amount

April

3

May

1

June

5

July

4

August

15

September

6

October

11

November

13

Total

58

 

 

*Statistics provided are provisional, operational and subject to change and are valid to 30 November 2017.      

 

I have requested updated statistics from An Garda Síochána for the remainder of 2017 and will contact the Deputy directly on receipt of a Garda report.

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