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790 People Arrested For 'Driving While Intoxicated' Over Christmas Period

Stephen McNeice
Stephen McNeice

10:55 AM - 27 Jan 2021



790 people were arrested for 'driving while intoxicated' over the Christmas and New Year period.

The arrests happened between December 4th and January 5th.

There were 10 deaths on the roads over the same period, compared with 16 for the same time last year.

A total of 5,513 Garda checkpoints were set up across the country over the course of the month, with nearly 13,000 breath tests carried out.

Over 14,700 incidents of speeding were detected, while 790 drivers were arrested for 'driving while intoxicated'.

Assistant Commissioner Paula Hilman says all drivers need to remember the basics of road safety.

She said: "The message is clear: never drive if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or a combination of both.

"We also ask that drivers increase their compliance with speed limits in order to lower speed related collisions. This will reduce injuries on our roads and save lives."

Main image: File photo. Picture by: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie


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