Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Drug Driving Deaths Soar

In Ireland, 14 percent of people who died last year in car crashes were on drugs. From the Belfast Telegraph:
Shocking new figures revealed today show that 12 motorists killed in Northern Ireland last year had consumed drugs - leading to warnings over the new scourge of drug driving.

The number of drug drivers is soaring; a total of 136 offenders were detected in 2004, up 82 from 2003.

A sample of 86 motorists or motorcyclists killed on our roads last year showed that 12 had consumed drugs.

Tests detected a range of drugs including cannabis, Ecstasy, cocaine, heroin, glue and amphetamines.

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