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Gardai are able to arrest motorists caught driving while disqualified, under new rules that came into force this week.
Teen tipplers topping up at home are putting themselves at risk says head of local alcohol task force
The head of a regional drug and alcohol task force has warned that young people are putting themselves at risk by consuming quantities of alcohol at home before going on nights out.
A man who, while in Mayo on holiday visiting his sister, stole and then crashed her car while drink driving, was given a three month suspended sentence and disqualified from driving for three years in Castlebar District Court this week.
Ford has developed a “Drink Driving Suit”, that impairs visibility, co-ordination and balance at a time when more than half of young drivers in Europe report either driving while drunk or have seen friends drink and drive.
An extremely high alcohol reading has resulted in a Mullingar man being put off the road for three years.
Mayo TD John O’Mahony this week said that he hoped that the Alchol Misuse Strategy that was published by the Government will help to tackle the unhealthy relationship that exists with alcohol and cut down on binge drinking. The second term Deputy said, “Alcohol abuse has had a pervasive effect on Irish society for decades. We can no longer afford to shrug off our bad habits as some sort of Irish-ism. While this new alcohol strategy is far from a panacea, it is a very positive first step on the road towards improving and moderating our relationship with alcohol.”
A drink driving case was adjourned for a fortnight in the District Court this week (October 9) when a judge accepted a defence solicitor’s contention that a Supreme Court decision in March could allow the defendant beat the charge.
At Castlebar District Court this week Judge Mary Devins found a Kilkelly man guilty of drink driving and dangerous driving and disqualified him from driving for three years.
A Ballina man who denied at Ballina District Court that he was the driver of a stolen car which drove into the wall of a Ballina hotel was before court this week for a probation report.
A 29-year-old woman was disqualified from driving for six years at Ballina District Court on Tuesday after she pleaded guilty to drink driving.