Don’t drink and drive – Gardai launch nationwide operation

first_imgAdvertisement WhatsApp Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Facebook Andrew Carey Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] AS part of Operation Surround Gardai will set up nationwide mandatory alcohol testing checkpoints as part of the Easter Bank Holiday Road Safety campaign.The emphasis of these checkpoints is to target and intercept intoxicated drivers through the use of Mandatory Alcohol Testing, by surrounding specific locations in each Garda Region. A number of checkpoints will be established effectively surrounding the nominated town. Checkpoints will be established simultaneously nationwide. Separate one hour MAT checkpoints will occur simultaneously between 00.30hrs and 01.30hrs on the 20th April in various locations around the country.Assistant Commissioner John Twomey, Garda National Traffic Bureau, added:“In the first three months of the year, a total of 1,926 drivers have been arrested on suspicion of drink driving. The vast majority of drivers act responsibly and don’t mix driving with drinking alcohol. However nearly 2,000 drivers so far this year have behaved in a totally irresponsible manner. 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. All members of An Garda Siochana are out all around the country, day and night, targeting intoxicated driving.” Assistant Commissioner Twomey continued:-“Even if you don’t meet a checkpoint, you could still be breath tested if you run a red light, enter a bus lane, speed, or if you’re involved in a road traffic collision. Never take the chance, it could prove very costly, the least of which are penalty points, a fine or the loss of your licence. If you’re drinking alcohol, forget about driving.The Mandatory Alcohol Checkpoints involve Traffic Units and Regular Units from each Garda Division.Assistant Commissioner Twomey reminded those celebrating this week end to allow adequate time before driving again. See the Morning After campaign page on drinkaware.ie. This page explains the definition of standard drink and the length of time it takes the body to eliminate it.http://www.drinkaware.ie/hints-tips/the-morning-after-time-is-the-only-cure/ No vaccines in Limerick yet Previous article31 empty houses to be renovated for new Limerick AuthorityNext articleGarda warning over anti social behaviour Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Printcenter_img Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Linkedin #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ TAGSfeaturedGardaíMusic Limerick Twitter NewsCrime & CourtDon’t drink and drive – Gardai launch nationwide operationBy Staff Reporter – April 20, 2014 690 Email #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boylast_img

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