Wednesday 18 October 2017

Uninsured driver driving down wrong side of road found to be five times over legal limit

Credit: Garda Twitter account
Credit: Garda Twitter account
Independent.ie Newsdesk

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Gardai were forced "to take evasive action to avoid being knocked down" when a man drove towards them on the wrong side of the road.

The driver (40s) was arrested after he approached the checkpoint in Co Kildare at around midnight last night.

Officers on duty were dealing with another incident - with another car which had no tax or NCT - when the car came towards them.

According to a tweet from the official Garda account, the uninsured driver was also five times over the legal alcohol limit.

The man was arrested and later charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

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