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Eight drivers were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence over the bank holiday weekend

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A total of eight drivers were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol over the bank holiday weekend.

n Garda Síochána implemented a national road safety campaign which included the introduction of a large number of “life saving” measures on our national roads.

These measures included an increase in Mandatory Intoxication Testing (MIT) checkpoints, increased visibility of Gardaí on our roads, and a targeted social media campaign aimed at raising road safety awareness.

More than 325 drivers have been tested for drugs and alcohol in Co Louth, where around 30 highly visible MIT checkpoints have been set up.

A total of seven drivers were arrested, six for drinking and driving and one driver was disqualified.

Several cars were also confiscated for various crimes.

Cavan Roads police units were conducting speed checks along the N3. They made several detections of drivers exceeding the 100 km/h speed limit. All speeders were issued with fixed fee tickets.

In the Dublin metropolitan area, road policing units from Dublin Castle, DMR East, West, South, North Central and South Central conducted a large scale MIT checkpoint on the M50.

Two drivers were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

A Garda spokesman said the days following a bank holiday weekend could mean “an increased risk” of road fatalities.

As of 9am this morning, 96 people have died on Irish roads so far this year, up from 25 in the same period last year.

“An Garda Síochána will continue to operate high visibility checkpoints nationwide this week to save lives,” the spokesman said.

“An Garda Síochána will be releasing detailed data on detections for the August bank holiday weekend in the coming days.”

https://www.independent.ie/news/eight-drivers-arrested-on-suspicion-of-driving-while-under-the-influence-across-bank-holiday-weekend-41885376.html Eight drivers were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence over the bank holiday weekend

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