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Dublin: 4 °C Saturday 14 December, 2019

Gardaí out in force to clamp down on speeding and drink driving

Gardai are warning drivers to never drink and drive.

GARDAÍ ARE OUT in force this bank holiday weekend, with drivers being arrested for drink driving and speeding yesterday.

Waterford Traffic Corp detected a driver travelling at 186 kilometres an hour in a 100 kilometre area, while another driver was spotted while doing 156 kilometres an hour.

Gardaí described last night as busy, with many photos of seized cars and failed breath tests being posted on Twitter.

Three cars were seized on the Naas Road for having no insurance, while two drivers were arrested for drink driving.

Meanwhile in Galway, gardaí posted a photo of a failed breath test where a driver was almost twice over the limit.

Officers said the driver drove the car erratically towards the checkpoint before turning and attempting to hide the vehicle and make off on foot. The driver now faces a court appearance.

Alcohol checkpoints were also set up on many main roads including the Long Mile Road, the N11 at Donnybrook and on the Malahide Road.

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