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Four year driving ban imposed on Co. Tipperary man caught driving under the influence of drugs 

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Four year driving ban imposed on Co. Tipperary man caught driving under the influence of drugs 

Judge Terence Finn

A four year driving ban was imposed at Cashel District Court on a 26 year-old Clogheen man caught driving under the influence of drugs in Cahir. 

Derek O'Brien of Ballyboy West, Clogheen was also fined €400 and received a driving licence endorsement for the drug driving offence at Cahir House Hotel, The Square, Cahir on January 14 last year.   

Sgt. Carol O'Leary said  Garda Michael Cussen saw a vehicle exiting the Swiss Cottage in Cahir. It made a sharp turn into the Cahir House Hotel Car Park without indicating. He arrested the driver Derek O'Brien, who provided a blood sample at Cahir Garda Station. Analysis of the sample showed the presence of canaboids and benzodiazepines.  

Solicitor Aidan Leahy said his client was working full-time and pleaded guilty to the charge .  

Judge Terence Finn  he took into account Mr O'Brien's co-operation with gardai and his clean record  in imposing penalty.  He agreed to  fix recognisance in the event of appeal.