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Speeding and drink driving: Gardaí out in force for bank holiday weekend

Drivers are being urged to slow down and never drink and drive.

GARDAÍ ARE OUT in force with checkpoints set up across the country as the bank holiday weekend gets underway.

Dublin Traffic Corp tested 856 drivers at 11 mandatory alcohol testing checkpoints last night.

Five vehicles were seized and one driver was arrested for drink driving.

In Meath, a driver was arrested for drink driving after overtaking on a continuous white line. The motorist was over the limit at the station and will now face a court appearance.

In Kilkenny, a motorist was detected driving four times over the limit and was arrested for drink driving and will now face a court appearance.

A driver was also arrested for drink driving in Donegal.

Meanwhile at speed checks in Waterford, one car was discovered driving 92 kilometres per hour in a 50 kmph area.

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