It was “the morning after the night before” for one in 10 drivers arrested by gardaí on suspicion of drink- or drug-driving over the festive season, it has emerged.
Since the Christmas and New Year road safety campaign started at the end of last November, 938 drivers were arrested on suspicion of illegally driving under the influence of an intoxicant.
One in 10 arrested by gardaí during the morning was found to have alcohol or drugs in their system.
Gardaí intend to continue to focus on these “high-risk drivers” throughout the year.
Source: Evelyn Ring, The Irish Examiner, 05/01/19