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# drink driving
Man arrested after gardaí discover pint of Guinness next to him in car
The man was stopped by gardaí at a Meath Roads Policing checkpoint on Wednesday night.
# samuel joseph tucker
Man wanted in US on manslaughter charge claims life at risk if extradited from Ireland
Samuel Joseph Tucker is wanted to stand trial in the US on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol.
# no alarms no surprises
Suspected drink driver escaped arrest because garda wasn't allowed turn on sirens
A garda patrol team was on duty in west Dublin last week when the incident happened.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the government supply every household with a breathalyser?
Michael Healy-Rae has said the exact device that is used by the gardaí should be made widely available to everyone.
# Arrests
938 drivers arrested on suspicion of driving under influence of drink or drugs since start of December
Gardaí said that one in 10 of these arrests were people driving “the morning after”.
# December
Almost 700 people arrested on suspicion of intoxicated driving this month
In 2017, a total of 812 motorists were caught driving while intoxicated during the month of December.
# Driving under the influence
15 people were arrested on suspicion of drink-driving on Christmas night
The arrests were made between midnight and 9am this morning.
# Gardaí
There's been 445 suspected drink-driving arrests in first half of December
Of the total, 205 arrests occurred between 11pm and 4am.
# dodgy cabs
Gardaí stop unlicensed taxi in Dublin as part of pre-Christmas campaign
Gardaí have also commented the annual December drink driving enforcement operation.
# drink driving laws
'Two pints was their only social outlet': Healy Rae says mass goers are being disrupted by Garda checkpoints
The Taoiseach said he would not apologise for an increase in Garda checkpoints around the country.
# Road Traffic Act
Drink drivers face automatic disqualification from midnight as new laws come into effect
The new law removes a concession in previous legislation by which some drink drivers received penalty points instead of being disqualified.
# Naas
Bus driver arrested on M7 after being found nine times over legal alcohol limit
The driver had a Blood Alcohol Concentration of more than 180mg.
# Numbers Game
Gardaí release number of drink driving arrests - 15,000 more than previously published
Currently all crime data released by the gardaí is considered to be ‘under reservation’, ie of insufficient quality, by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).
# stupider like a
London's serial cat killer turns out to be a fox
The Croydon Cat Killer is unlikely to have been human after all, according to police.
# drink driving
Driver over alcohol limit arrested after colliding with lamp post, causing live electric wires to fall
Gardaí from Naas found the man to be three times over the legal alcohol limit.
# Alcohol
Man arrested for driving on Dublin's Grafton Street over legal alcohol limit
The incident happened in the early hours of Saturday morning.
# Roscommon
Driver was 11 times over legal alcohol limit, had open bottle of wine beside him
He was driving on the wrong side of the road when gardaí stopped him.
# Road traffic bill
'Filibustering is parliamentary vandalism': Ross says TDs against drink-driving laws are not representing rural Ireland
As the controversial legislation passed in the Dáil last week, TD Danny Healy-Rae shouted: “This is sad day for rural Ireland.”
# Road Safety
Cork, Tipperary and Dublin worst counties for road deaths, with 3% increase in fatalities nationwide
Transport Minister Shane Ross says drink-driving culture is ‘flourishing’ in Ireland.
# New Laws
Poll: Do you support the new drink-driving laws?
There has been opposition to the new laws by some TDs.
# Off the Road
Drink-driving laws passed by the Dáil as Danny Healy-Rae shouts, 'This is a sad day for rural Ireland'
The Road Traffic Amendment Bill has been before the Dáil for over a year.
# Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn arrested on suspicion of drink driving
The actor is to appear in court.
# off the rails
Train and tram driver alcohol limit 4 times higher than bus drivers - but that's set to change
Train and tram drivers are currently allowed a limit of 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood.
# Court
Irish midfielder Darron Gibson avoids prison over second drink-driving offence
The Derry native was given a two-year community order and banned from driving for 40 months.
# Prime Time
'A load of nonsense': Michael Healy-Rae clashes with Shane Ross over new rural bus service scheme
The local link bus scheme is going to run from 6pm to 11pm in a pilot project across 50 routes in 19 counties.
# Road Safety
Danny Healy-Rae seeks legal advice after Shane Ross calls him a 'terrorist'
The Transport Minister made the comments while calling on rural TDs to back drink-driving legislation.
# Road traffic bill
Ross says rural TDs are 'like road traffic terrorists' over drink-driving bill
The RSA estimates that “seven to eight” fatalities could be avoided by changing the law.
# shots fired
'Disgraceful and self-serving' - Road safety chief hits out at TDs over drink-driving bill
The RSA estimates that “seven to eight” fatalities could be avoided by changing the law.
# Fergus Connolly
Irishman resigns from prestigious American football job after alleged drink driving incident
Fergus Connolly was arrested last month.
# London
'I'm truly sorry': Ant McPartlin apologises for drink-driving crash
The presenter has been banned from driving for 20 months and received a fine of €99,500.
# Ant McPartlin
There was a car crash on live TV outside Ant McPartlin's court hearing for drink driving
McPartlin was fined nearly €100,000 after pleading guilty.
# Galway
Garda arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after he was spotted driving erratically with burst tyre
The garda was arrested on 2 April.
# Rehab
Ant McPartlin charged with drink-driving
The presenter has stepped aside from upcoming TV commitments.
# London
Ant McPartlin steps aside from presenting duties following arrest for drink-driving
The presenter will return to rehab where he had previously spent a stint last year in an attempt to conquer an addiction to painkillers.
# Ant McPartlin
Ant McPartlin has been arrested following a drink-driving incident in London
A child was taken to hospital.
# Danger Zone
Gardaí to be out in force as 54 people killed on roads over St Patrick's Day period since 2012
Officers will also be on the lookout for speeding, non-seatbelt wearing and using a mobile phone while driving.
# Moate
Driver arrested on suspicion of drink driving after totalling car in collision
The person was caught by Moate Garda Traffic Corps in Westmeath.
# Driving ban
One in 12 drivers involved in collision or near miss because of drink driving
Transport Minister Shane Ross wants people who are caught drink driving to receive an automatic disqualification.
# drink driving
Shane Ross accidentally voted against his own drink-driving bill in the Dáil today
TDs voted in favour of the Road Traffic Amendment Bill 2017 at its second stage in the Dáil.
# Interview
'If someone breaks into your house you should do whatever you have to to take them on'
Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice talks rural crime, drink-driving and hits out against the Independent Alliance