Over 50 motorists sent back to Dublin
CHECKPOINTS were carried out over the weekend in Glendalough and the Sally Gap as Gardai made efforts to clamp-down on visitors from Dublin attempting to break the county’s Level 3 rules.
A raft of strict measures for the capital were introduced at midnight on Friday, including a travel ban and restrictions on gatherings amid the Capital’s surge in Covid cases.
Gardaí maintained a presence over the weekend at local destinations which are popular tourist locations for visitors from Dublin.
One car was seized for no insurance, while another motorist was arrested for an outstanding bench warrant.
Gardaí were also keen to reduce any obstructions caused by dangerous parking and avoid the chaotic scenes seen in parts of the Wicklow Mountains prior to national lockdown and after travel restrictions were initially lifted.
Members of the Wicklow roads policing unit also requested over 50 motorists to comply with the new guidelines and turn around and head back to Dublin.