281. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of roadside drug tests taken since the introduction of this facility; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5338/19]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The Deputy will appreciate that I have no direct role in the operation of Mandatory Intoxicant Testing (MIT) checkpoints, or the enforcement of road traffic legislation, which are operational matters for the Garda Commissioner. However, I have sought a report from An Garda Síochána in relation to the requested statistics.
I will contact the Deputy directly on receipt of said report.