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Gardaí stop unlicensed taxi in Dublin as part of pre-Christmas campaign

Gardaí have also commented the annual December drink driving enforcement operation.

Gardaí stopped the vehicle last night.
Gardaí stopped the vehicle last night.
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GARDAÍ CONDUCTING CHECKS of vehicles in Dublin have seized the roof sign and discs from an unlicensed taxi. 

The seizure action was taken as part of Operation Pier, a garda enforcement operation taken by officers in Pearse Street station.

Gardaí say that the vehicle, a Silver Nissan Primera, was stopped on Finglas Road last night with the driver potentially facing a €5,000 fine. 

Information on the action was passed to the Taxi Regulator.

Gardaí are also carrying out the annual Christmas anti-drink driving campaign with checkpoints in place throughout the country. 

In Limerick, gardaí said that a checkpoint testing for both alcohol and drugs saw all motorists pass. 

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