Mo­torist was five times over limit

New Ross Standard - - NEWS -

THREE MEN were ar­rested for drunken driv­ing in the New Ross area over the week­end, in­clud­ing one man who was five times over the le­gal limit, driv­ing on the wrong wide of the road.

Gar­daí had sev­eral traf­fic pa­trols in New Ross and sur­round­ing ar­eas on Fri­day, Satur­day and Sun­day and ar­rested one man at an ac­ci­dent in Bal­ly­william and an­other in New Ross.

A garda spokesper­son: ‘In that in­ci­dent the man was driv­ing on the wrong side of the road. If only for the in­ter­ven­tion of the gar­daí who knows what would have hap­pened. The pa­trols are out there and to have three in one week­end it a lot. We will con­tinue to be out there and there are huge con­se­quences for peo­ple with bans of be­tween four and six years.’

There has been a marked in­crease in ar­rests for drunken driv­ing over the past seven weeks and gar­daí are adi­vs­ing peo­ple to get a taxi rather than take a risk and drive.

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