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

Mandatory Alcohol Testing checkpoints have been set up around the country

Image: An Garda Síochána via Facebook

NINE PEOPLE HAVE been arrested as gardaí are out in force to clampdown on drink-driving over the bank holiday weekend.

Over 1500 breath tests were carried out at Mandatory Alcohol Testing checkpoints last night between 12.30am and 1.30am.

While 1516 were under the limit, nine were over and were arrested.

Back at the station, seven were again found to be over the limit, one under the limit, and another test either failed or was refused.

So far this year almost 2,000 drivers have been arrested on suspicion of drink driving.

“Drink driving is totally unacceptable and we will continue to intensively target these selfish drivers who think that it won’t affect their, or others safety on the road,” Assistant Commissioner John Twomey of the Garda National Traffic Bureau said

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

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