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Update Christmas & New Year Road Safety Campaign

Whilst most are alcohol related, there have also been positive tests for drug driving.   There are multiple examples of arrested drivers found to have an alcohol concentration of more than 100 micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath. These have been intercepted throughout the country, including the morning after and early evening.   Examples:    Driver arrested near Navan at 4pm on Saturday 9th, resultant alcohol reading 125/100

Driver in South County Dublin arrested at 8pm on Sunday 10th, resultant alcohol reading 113/100

Driver arrested near Ballincollig at 8pm on Thursday 7th, resultant alcohol reading 112/100

Driver arrested near Middleton at 11.30am on Wednesday 6th, resultant alcohol reading 43/100

Driver arrested near Dungarvan at 10pm on Friday 8th, tested positive for cannabis.   Two further examples…both specified drivers   Galway, 1.30am Friday 8th, 68/100….limit 9. Mayfield, Cork, 1.40am Saturday 9th, 76/100…limit 9   The limits are, 9 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath for a specified driver. A specified driver includes learner, novice and professional driver. 22 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millitres of breath for a non-specified driver.   Message: This Christmas campaign will continue to concentrate on intoxicated drivers all day every day. These high risk drivers put everyone’s life in danger. Never ever drink and drive.