Thursday 20 July 2017

Articulated truck driver arrested for drink-driving on one of the country's busiest roads

Gardai tweeted about the incident from their official Twitter account
Gardai tweeted about the incident from their official Twitter account

Meadhbh McGrath

The driver of an articulated truck was arrested for drink-driving on one of the country's busiest roads yesterday afternoon.

The man was pulled over by a member of the Naas Traffic Corps in Naas, Co Kildare at approximately 5.30pm.

He was passing through Cherryville, Co Kildare, on the M7 motorway at the time.

A spokesperson for An Garda Síochána told Independent.ie that the officer performed a breath alcohol test, and the results indicated the driver was over the legal limit.

The legal limit for a professional driver is 20mg/100ml (0.2), substantially lower than the limit for casual drivers, 50mg/100ml (0.5).

The driver was arrested at the scene and Gardaí tweeted a photograph of the vehicle's wheels and a line about the incident before the truck was seized.

The operation was part of a Garda road safety campaign to combat drink driving and excessive speed over the Easter bank holiday weekend.

Earlier in the day, the Naas Traffic Corps impounded a vehicle along the N7 when they discovered it had not been taxed since 2013.

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