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Drunk driver caught doing more than 100 mph, driving (repeatedly) wrong way around roundabout

Some drivers have been acting the eejit and then some over the bank holiday.

3 The car caught speeding, drink driving, and driving the wrong way around a roundabout in Donegal Source: Twitter/An Garda Síochána

EVERY BANK HOLIDAY brings with it pleas from the gardaí for Irish citizens to both mind themselves on the roads and obey the law.

There have been a number of dreadful accidents on the country’s roads already this weekend – with one man in Cork losing his life earlier today.

The situation could have been even worse.

Gardaí in Donegal stopped a drink driver earlier this weekend who was doing more than 170 kph on the wrong side of the road outside Letterkenny.

The driver then compounded matters by driving the wrong way around the Dry Arch roundabout outside the town. Repeatedly.

The driver was eventually brought to a halt using a stinger (a chain of spikes strewn across a road by law enforcement in order to disable a vehicle) and can probably count themselves lucky that a court appearance is the worst thing that will happen to them.

178 kph appears to be the trendy speed to be doing this weekend. One driver was caught doing such a speed (equivalent to 111 mph) on the N7 in Kildare and got a court summons for dangerous driving for their troubles.

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Another person was caught doing the same speed on a motorway in Limerick. Hopefully not the same person.

Meanwhile speeds in excess of 160 kph were ten a penny on the M4 and M7 motorways on Saturday.

Slow down lads.

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