One Motorist Arrested Every Ha...


One Motorist Arrested Every Half Hour In One Day For Driving Under The Influence

Emily Keegan
Emily Keegan

05:44 7 Aug 2023

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Gardaí have been taking extra care and effort when monitoring road traffic across the August Bank Holiday Weekend.

New figures on the numbers involved in speeding and driving under the influence, along with collisions and road traffic deaths have been released daily.

One hundred and thirty-four people have been arrested for drink driving since 7 am on Friday, according to the latest figures released.

Of that, fifty-one people were arrested between 7 am on Sunday and 7'clock this morning.

That is an average of one arrest every twenty-eight minutes in that 24-hour period.

This is all part of the Gardaí's Roads Enforcement Campaign, which has been in place since Thursday and has been continuing throughout the Bank Holiday Weekend until this Wednesday.

Nearly a thousand cars have also been detected of driving over the speed limit since Friday. The highest day for speeding was yesterday, with three hundred and eighty-one detections.

Some notable detections include a 203-kilometer-per-hour speed in a 120-kilometer zone and a 147-kilometer-per-hour speed in an 80-kilometer zone.

So far this year, there have been 103  fatalities on Irish roads.

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