57 drink drive ar­rests

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PEO­PLE in North Wick­low are more in­clined to drink and drive than those in South Wick­low.

Su­per­in­ten­dant Mick Lerni­han said that year on year there were 30 per cent more drink driv­ers caught in North Wick­low than in South Wick­low.

Last year 57 drink driv­ers were caught in the Grey­stones area, up from 41 in 2007. Th­ese were alarm­ing fig­ures ac­cord­ing to Su­per­in­ten­dant Lerni­han who said that it showed the num­ber of peo­ple still will­ing to drink and drive.

How­ever he said that the de­tec­tion rate in North Wick­low may be that bit higher as Bray had es­tab­lished a ded­i­cated traf­fic corps since last June who dealt specif­i­cally with drink driv­ing and other road traf­fic mat­ters.

He said that as a re­sult of the new traf­fic corps de­tec­tion rates had in­creased sig­nif­i­cantly.

Af­ter ques­tion­ing from Cllr. Mar­garet O’Cal­laghan Su­per­in­ten­dant Lerni­han said that pre­dom­i­nately the 40-60 age bracket were the worst of­fend­ers.

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