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New data from An Garda Síochána on arrests from drink driving indicates that between January and April this year there was an increase of 18 per cent in the number of arrests for driving under the influence (DUI), compared with the same period in 2016.
“My body was completely broken, but I didn’t realise I would never see him again." These are the words of Gillian Treacy, mother of four-year-old Ciarán who was killed in a head-on collision with a drunk driver in April 2014.
Drivers need to be properly rested before setting off on long journeys, says breakdown and road safety organisation GEM. The advice comes as families from across the country begin summer holiday journeys lasting hours or in some cases even days to the south of France or further afield.
Two young men lost their lives in separate road crashes around the county in recent days.
As the Christmas party season gets into full swing, one in 10 motorists have admitted to consuming alcohol before driving in the past 12 months.
Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe, has joined the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána in calling for motorists to be drink aware this Christmas.
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.
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.
A 25-year-old Claremorris man who pleaded guilty to drink driving was given a three year ban from driving in Castlebar District Court this week. Patrick Moran, Brize, Claremorris was stopped at on December 27 2011 after been seen driving at speed on Convent Road, Claremorris by gardai. He was observed breaking both the median line and hard shoulder by gardai before they pulled him over. When arrested he was brought to Claremorris Garda Station where he gave a blood sample, which returned a reading of 191mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood.