In Donegal early this morning, gardai stopped a driver who was not only on a non-essential trip but was also under the influence of cocaine.
Gardai from the Letterkenny Roads Policing Unit, assisting gardaí from Ballybofey and Convoy, had received reports in relation to the manner in which a vehicle was being driven.
After being stopped by gardaí, the driver tested positive for the presence of cocaine.
This non-essential trip has now resulted in an essential trip to court for the driver concerned.
Meanwhile, gardai say they are are out on the roads day and night, with their priority being the safety and wellbeing of the community.