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#drink driving

# drink-driving - Saturday 30 July, 2016

Speeding and drink driving: Gardaí out in force for bank holiday weekend

Drivers are being urged to slow down and never drink and drive.

# drink-driving - Monday 18 July, 2016

PSA Group real world fuel consumption data is world first in automotive industry

All the car-related news you need to know – including new PSA fuel consumption data, new Garda drink-driving offensive and new Renault Dacia dealership.

# drink-driving - Saturday 16 July, 2016

Drunk driver jailed for two years for crashing into taxi on way home from Christmas party

The Straffan man pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing serious bodily harm.

# drink-driving - Monday 11 July, 2016

Major anti-drinking driving blitz launched as road deaths jump 15% in a year

A total of 87 people have died on the roads so far this year, 10 more than in 2015.

# drink-driving - Friday 17 June, 2016

Five points of advice for football fans planning on having a drink tomorrow

The Road Safety Authority is warning that “almost half of pedestrians killed on our roads have consumed alcohol”.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Video: 79-year-old drink driver ploughs through shop window hitting young child

The footage shows a six-year-old boy picking some sweets when a car smashes through the front window.

# drink-driving - Sunday 5 June, 2016

Learner driver told gardaí 'I only had 3 or 4 pints' at drink driving checkpoint

Officers are testing drivers across the country.

# drink-driving - Saturday 4 June, 2016

Pedestrians urged not to 'stagger' home drunk on country roads

The RSA has said people automatically vilify drivers when drunk pedestrians are often the causes of fatal collisions.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

Alcohol was a factor in 330 fatal road collisions in four years

There were 983 fatal collisions on Irish roads between 2008 and 2012.

# drink-driving - Saturday 16 April, 2016

'I took a husband and dad of four away from his family because of my drink driving'

Kris Caudilla is serving 15 years in prison after he slammed into a car and killed a police officer in 2010.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

# drink-driving - Monday 4 April, 2016

Former X Factor judge Tulisa banned from driving for 15 months

The singer crashed her Ferrari in London last September.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

Former X Factor judge Tulisa charged with drink driving and dangerous driving

If convicted of drink driving, the singer could be banned for driving for up to a year.

# drink-driving - Thursday 11 February, 2016

Gardaí issue warning after car crash in Limerick

The driver was arrested on suspicion of drug driving.

# drink-driving - Thursday 4 February, 2016

‘My Brendan was killed by a drunk driver – it left a desperate void in our lives’

Christina Donnelly has been campaigning for stronger road safety laws and sentencing since the death of her son and his friend in 2009.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

Healy Rae on drink driving, 'If a person goes out and has a little drink, they're hurting no one'

He added that people are surviving accidents now because cars are improving.

# drink-driving - Monday 4 January, 2016

Community in anger after suspected drink-driver kills Dublin woman RIP

Community in anger after suspected drink-driver kills Dublin woman

Claire Hewitt was struck by a car close to her Clonsilla home.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

‘Affluenza’ teen who killed four people in car crash arrested in Mexico

During the sentencing phase of Ethan Couch’s trial, a defence expert argued that Couch’s wealthy parents coddled him into a sense of irresponsibility — a condition the expert termed “affluenza”.

# drink-driving - Saturday 28 November, 2015

This powerful video shows why drink driving is a bad, bad idea Wise Up This post contains videos

This powerful video shows why drink driving is a bad, bad idea

284,000 Irish drivers have admitted to some manner of drink driving in the last 12 months.

# drink-driving - Monday 23 November, 2015

This photo of a baby girl wearing her fallen mother’s police hat has gone viral

Jaimie Jursevics was allegedly killed by a drunk driver.

# drink-driving - Monday 16 November, 2015

“If you get into a car with nine pints in you, I’m sorry but you do intend harm”

“If you get into a car with nine pints in you, I’m sorry but you do intend harm”

The parents of four-year-old Ciarán Treacy, who was killed by a drunk driver, have given their first televised interview this evening.

# drink-driving - Thursday 29 October, 2015

“When the drink is in, that’s it” – drink driving is still going on in Ireland’s rural areas

“Irish people live on risks – they don’t think before they act.”

# drink-driving - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

The courts say they have an 86% conviction rate for drink-driving

That’s double what had been reported.

# drink-driving - Sunday 25 October, 2015

Four dead and 44 injured after car strikes US homecoming parade crowd

A two-year-old boy is among the dead.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s everything you need to know this morning.

Poll: Would you ever get in a car with a driver who’d had a drink? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you ever get in a car with a driver who’d had a drink?

A crackdown on drink-driving is on the cards as figures show more than half of cases do not end in conviction.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

From The42 Uruguayan defender suspended by Juventus after drink-drive Ferrari smash Punishment

Uruguayan defender suspended by Juventus after drink-drive Ferrari smash

Martin Caceres was fortunate to escape without serious injury.

These counties have highest number of drivers dodging penalty points by making donations

The Department of Justice has reported that 1,526 drivers avoided penalty points by donating to the court poor box from January 2014- May 2015.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Emergency law closes drink-driving loophole

This closes the loophole for future cases but the status of previous tickets remains unclear

# drink-driving - Thursday 17 September, 2015

From The42 This may not be the smartest celebration days after crashing your car in an alleged drink-driving incident Celebrations

# drink-driving - Friday 11 September, 2015

From The Daily Edge Tulisa Contostavlos has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving in her Ferrari Tulisa

# drink-driving - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

Irish footballer Darron Gibson pleads guilty to drink driving after hitting cyclist

Irish footballer Darron Gibson pleads guilty to drink driving after hitting cyclist

The international was banned from driving for 20 months.

# drink-driving - Monday 17 August, 2015

Drunk man has 10-year-old son drive him home, gets arrested

The child was spotted driving on a local road.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

Brother of hit-and-run victim prays his killer will ‘find his way in life’ after 187 convictions

Eamon Cronin has been remembered today in court as a loving husband and good Samaritan.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Fewer people are being taken to court for drink driving offences

62% of the cases that appear before the District Court relate to road traffic offences, which is little change from the year previous.

# drink-driving - Friday 19 June, 2015

Pregnant woman in court for assaulting two brothers with the heel of her stiletto shoe

The victims needed surgical staples in their heads.

# drink-driving - Thursday 18 June, 2015

From The42 Tearful Vidal apologises after drink-driving Ferrari crash Penitent

Tearful Vidal apologises after drink-driving Ferrari crash

‘I had an accident that put at risk my wife’s life and that of a lot of people.’

# drink-driving - Thursday 14 May, 2015

From The42 Clarke Carlisle guilty of drink driving days before suicide attempt Guilty

Clarke Carlisle guilty of drink driving days before suicide attempt

The former ITV pundit drove “erratically” through north London two days before his failed suicide bid.

# drink-driving - Friday 1 May, 2015

“Driving drunk…I’ll be dead thanks to you” – chilling text sent minutes before fatal car crash

The texts were sent a few minutes before a fatal car crash in Miami.

# drink-driving - Sunday 26 April, 2015

Politicians who own pubs tell us what has gone wrong for rural Ireland

Owning a pub and being in Leinster House – seeing the demise of rural Ireland from the outside and the inside.

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