AN unaccompanied learner driver stopped by gardaí on one of Cork's busiest roads was found nabbed for drug driving.
The car was stopped on the M8 by Fermoy roads policing unit after it was detected for driving at 155km per hour in a 120km zone.
The driver was tested and proved positive for having cocaine and cannabis in his system.
Gardai said: "The vehicle was seized, and the driver arrested and charged to appear in court for Dangerous Driving. An investigation file will be prepared in relation to the other matters."
A quantity of cannabis was also seized from a passenger in the car. Gardai said that person was also wanted in relation to a fraud offence and is now due to appear in court.
"So remember, when you flash oncoming motorists about the Guard up ahead with the hairdryer out the window, it’s drivers like these you’re warning too," the gardaí said.
The vehicle was seized under the Clancy Amendment which was introduced last December.
The amendment is named after Kilworth mother and daughter Geraldine and Louise Clancy who died in a collision with an unaccompanied learner driver in December 2015.
An unaccompanied learner driver receives two penalty points and a €120 fine.