587 drivers caught driving under influence of drugs in 18 months

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Targeted stops by traffic police have led to 587 drivers being caught driving under the influence of drugs since narco tests were introduced 18 months ago, Phileleftheros reports.

It said that in the period of January 21, 2018 to August 13, 2019 a total of 587 drivers tested positive for drugs and were arrested pending a second test. If that result is positive, they are charged.

According to Phileleftheros 97% of those who test positive during the preliminary test are confirmed to have taken drugs by the second test.

It added that the majority were found to be...


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587 drivers caught driving under influence of drugs in 18 months


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