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Gardaí arrest drink driver, stop four speeding cars and seize six others

A Limerick driver travelling at double the speed limit because he was ‘late to work’ was caught yesterday morning.

GARDAÍ HAVE BEEN busy this weekend.

Last night six vehicles were seized by Co Kildare gardaí and one person was arrested for drink driving, after gardaí set-up 20 alcohol checkpoints in the Naas district.

Drink driving offences (in all cases where the blood alcohol level is between 50mg and 80mg of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood), result in 3 penalty points and a fine of €200.

The garda press office were unable to confirm why the six vehicles were seized.

The night before, four cars were stopped for travelling over 140km per hour in a 100km per hour zone, and were issued with Fixed Charge Penalty Notices.

The penalty for speeding is a fine of €80 and 3 penalty points.


Gardaí in Naas weren’t the only ones out on patrol last night either.

In Limerick, an uninsured car with a UK registered car was seized and a court case is to follow. Driving without insurance means a mandatory court appearance is necessary, a court fine and five penalty points.

Earlier that day at 5.10am in the morning, a driver in Croagh, Co Limerick was caught travelling  at 128km/h in a 60km/h zone. He told gardaí that he was travelling at that speed because he was late to work.

You can see a full breakdown of penalty points given for various driving offences here.

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