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1. There is no absolute requirement that a fluid test must be done before a blood test can be done for a drug driving charge. Essentially, you can get convicted on the basis of the blood test alone. So, the Garda prosecuting this charge will have to rely solely on the blood test. However, the Garda must be confident that he will secure a conviction on the basis of the blood test alone.
2. I regret to say that you cannot ask the GArdai to bring 2 separate drink/drug driving charges on the same Summons. This is a matter which is purely within the Garda´s discretion. Secondly, with the lapse of time, memories get poorer, so it is always more difficult for the prosecution to mount a prosecution with the passage of 18 months. So, there is a greater chance that the Gardai will get something wrong as time moves on from the date of the offence.
3. Essentially, there is one offence per Summons. The Gardai cannot in essence mount two prosecutions of two different offences in one Summons. However, they can charge you for a more serious offence and then accept a plea to lesser charge, which is incorporated in the more serious charege.