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Dublin: 13 °C Monday 21 April, 2014

Drink Driving

# drink-driving - Yesterday’s News

Drink-driving clampdown results in almost 1500 tests and nine arrests

Mandatory Alcohol Testing checkpoints have been set up around the country

# drink-driving - Saturday 19 April, 2014

Almost 2,000 drivers arrested for drink driving so far this year

A number of Mandatory Alcohol Testing checkpoints will be set up around the country this weekend.

# drink-driving - Friday 28 March, 2014

Corrie’s Rita arrested on suspicion of drink-driving

The 80-year-old actress was arrested by Knutsford police after her daughter was arrested for the same offence.

# drink-driving - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Gardaí will be out in force to ensure everyone has a ‘safe and fun’ St. Patrick’s weekend

“Between 2007 to 2013, 17 people were killed and seriously injured on our roads on St. Patrick’s Day

# drink-driving - Sunday 2 February, 2014

One night in Dublin: 1,545 cars, 560 breath tests, 5 arrests

Gardaí set up checkpoints in Dublin last night to catch drink-drivers.

# drink-driving - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Here’s what happens when you’re arrested on suspicion of drink-driving…

Traffic gardaí have been giving us an insight into the fate awaiting drivers who fail roadside breath tests. The whole ordeal’s pretty grim, as you might imagine…

# drink-driving - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Politicians’ drink-driving privilege should ‘be withdrawn’

A Labour senator says that the laws are outdated and politicians must “lead from the front” on road safety.

Gardaí made 805 drink-drive arrests during Christmas clamp-down

New Year’s Day was the worst day, with 45 arrests made. 11 people were detained on Christmas Day itself.

# drink-driving - Sunday 12 January, 2014

Over 300 drivers were breath-tested in Dublin last night

One person was arrested for drink-driving after four checkpoints were set up across the city.

# drink-driving - Monday 30 December, 2013

Warning over New Year’s Eve drink-driving as road deaths increase in 2013

The AA has said that road deaths have increased for the first time since 2005, with alcohol a contributing factor.

# drink-driving - Saturday 14 December, 2013

These graphs show how more breath-testing has affected drink-driving

Figures supplied by Gardaí show a year-on-year drop in the number of drivers found to be intoxicated.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

How many drivers did Gardaí catch drink-driving or speeding this afternoon?

Three checkpoints were set up as part of their Christmas Enforcement Campaign.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Poll: Would you report a drink-driver to the gardaí for money? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you report a drink-driver to the gardaí for money?

Police in the West Midlands of England are offering up to £200 for people who report drink-drivers.

# drink-driving - Monday 4 November, 2013

Nearly six per cent admit to drink driving, men more likely to do it than women

The findings are contained in a new survey from AA Motor Insurance.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

127 arrests for suspicion of drink driving in the last week

The RSA has said that there were 4,095 penalty points issued in the last seven days.

# drink-driving - Saturday 13 July, 2013

The Comeback Kid: car crash survivor spreads word about drink driving

17-year-old Shane Mullins drove drunk and crashed his car, sustaining a horrific brain injury: now he is touring the country as a motivational speaker on mental health.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

German TV station airs Healy Rae drink-drive segment

Around 2 million viewers tuned in to watch a report that featured uileann pipes, ballad singing and countless pints of Guinness.

# drink-driving - Thursday 27 June, 2013

‘N’ plates for new drivers on the way as Traffic Bill published

The Bill also allows for roadside testing for drug driving, and details plans to test unconscious drivers.

# drink-driving - Friday 21 June, 2013

Gerard Depardieu has license suspended for driving scooter while drunk

The veteran actor was three times over the legal limit when he was arrested in Paris last year after falling off the scooter.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

After his spread in German Playboy, Danny Healy-Rae set for German TV

Danny said he was not worried about how he was representing Ireland internationally in the German documentary.

# drink-driving - Sunday 19 May, 2013

Cyclist in his 80s dies after being struck by car

The driver of the car was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving but has since been released without charge.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

RSA want gardaí to breathalyse L-plate passengers

The RSA has said that the role of supervising a learner driver cannot be performed “if the accompanying driver is intoxicated.”

# drink-driving - Friday 8 February, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added musical history

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

TD Clare Daly stopped by Gardaí over alleged drink driving

The ULA deputy was arrested in Dublin last night, and said she had “been given a hot whiskey for a cold.”

Council sends letter to Minister calling for drink-driving limit to be relaxed

Kerry County Council has confirmed that it has sent a letter to Alan Shatter on foot of the controversial motion passed by the council last week.

# drink-driving - Saturday 26 January, 2013

Column: Healy-Rae’s drink-driving vote is insulting to people who’ve lost loved ones

Kerry Counsellor Danny Healy-Rae should have had to look into the eyes a bereaved family member before he tabled his drink driving proposal, writes Christina Donnelly, whose son was killed by a drunk driver in 2009.

Top readers’ comments of the week

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# drink-driving - Thursday 24 January, 2013

“Grossly irresponsible”: Shatter hits back at rural drink-driving proposal

The anti-drink-driving message “should not be and cannot be contradicted by individuals seeking self political promotion”, added the Justice Minister.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Government dismisses Healy-Rae’s bid to relax drink-driving limit in rural areas

Responding to the Department of Transport’s dismissal of his idea, Kerry county councillor Danny Healy-Rae told “We’ll see about that.”

# drink-driving - Sunday 16 December, 2012

Are ignition locks the answer to cutting drink-drive deaths?

Ireland is considering introducing them as a sentencing option in drink-driving convictions, a measure recommended this week in the US.

# drink-driving - Friday 14 December, 2012

Number of people caught drink driving drops by half in five years

Males aged 23-32 were the main group arrested for drink driving, and gardaí also noticed an increase in people detected driving ‘the morning after’.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

€500,000 Hailo taxi voucher giveaway to help get people home safely this Christmas

Over 100,000 wallet-sized cards, each containing a €5 discount voucher for a Hailo taxi, will be available to people in Dublin during December.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

From The Score NHL prospect arrested on drink-driving charge — wearing a purple Teletubbies costume WTF?

NHL prospect arrested on drink-driving charge — wearing a purple Teletubbies costume

Riley Sheahan of the Detroit Red Wings is a big Tinky Winky fan, judging by his arrest report.

# drink-driving - Thursday 5 July, 2012

Over half-a-million breath tests carried out by Gardaí in 2011

An Garda Síochána’s annual report reveals that 0.2 per cent of drivers tested positive for alcohol or refused to take a test.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

From The Daily Edge Wee reminder: Drinkers to get anti-drink-driving message as they pee Tinkle Talk

Wee reminder: Drinkers to get anti-drink-driving message as they pee

Male bar-goers will hear a woman’s voice coming from talking urinal cakes, in Michigan.

# drink-driving - Saturday 5 May, 2012

Mother of drunk driving victim campaigns for ‘Brendan’s Law’

Christina Donnelly said her 24-year-old son had a “heart of gold” and was “desperately missed”.

# drink-driving - Friday 4 May, 2012

The 9 at 9: Friday

We hope you’re looking forward to the Bank Holiday weekend. But first, here’s nine things you should know by 9am today.

# drink-driving - Monday 30 April, 2012

From The Score Jermaine Pennant charged with drink-driving Mischief

Jermaine Pennant charged with drink-driving

The Stoke City winger will appear in court on 9 May to face charges of driving while drunk, legally disqualified and without insurance.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

# drink-driving - Thursday 15 March, 2012

Alcohol a factor in fewer fatal road crashes since 2005

Ahead of this weekend’s festivities Gardaí have also released statistics which show 26 people have died on Irish roads during the St Patrick’s Day periods of the past five years.

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