A DRIVER who took off at speed when gardaí attempted to stop the vehicle was apprehended when he lost control and the he was driving Ford Focus ended up in a ditch.
The incident, which occurred in Caherciveen at the weekend, involved officers from the Kerry Drugs Unit and the driver was arrested on suspicion of drink driving, dangerous driving and having no insurance.
Later the same night the garda unit spotted another black Ford Focus in the area which they stopped and searched. The driver, who was found to be in possession of €300 worth of suspected cocaine and drug paraphernalia, which is subject to analysis, was arrested on suspicion of drug driving and will appear in court.
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