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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# drink driving

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# Ballysimon
Gardaí issue warning after car crash in Limerick
The driver was arrested on suspicion of drug driving.
# Brendan's Law
'My Brendan was killed by a drunk driver - it left a desperate void in our lives'
Christina Donnelly has been campaigning for stronger road safety laws and sentencing since the death of her son and his friend in 2009.
# rural ireland
Healy Rae on drink driving, 'If a person goes out and has a little drink, they're hurting no one'
He added that people are surviving accidents now because cars are improving.
Community in anger after suspected drink-driver kills Dublin woman
Claire Hewitt was struck by a car close to her Clonsilla home.
# 1985
Dublin planning officer: More pubs will reduce drink driving as people wouldn't have as far to travel
The planning officer for Dublin city and country wanted the one mile restriction between pubs abolished in favour of half mile limits.
# Ethan Couch
'Affluenza' teen who killed four people in car crash arrested in Mexico
During the sentencing phase of Ethan Couch’s trial, a defence expert argued that Couch’s wealthy parents coddled him into a sense of irresponsibility — a condition the expert termed “affluenza”.
# wise up
This powerful video shows why drink driving is a bad, bad idea
284,000 Irish drivers have admitted to some manner of drink driving in the last 12 months.
# drink driving
This photo of a baby girl wearing her fallen mother's police hat has gone viral
Jaimie Jursevics was allegedly killed by a drunk driver.
"If you get into a car with nine pints in you, I'm sorry but you do intend harm"
The parents of four-year-old Ciarán Treacy, who was killed by a drunk driver, have given their first televised interview this evening.
# Not clever
"When the drink is in, that's it" - drink driving is still going on in Ireland's rural areas
“Irish people live on risks – they don’t think before they act.”
# Convictions
The courts say they have an 86% conviction rate for drink-driving
That’s double what had been reported.
# Oklahoma
Four dead and 44 injured after car strikes US homecoming parade crowd
A two-year-old boy is among the dead.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you ever get in a car with a driver who'd had a drink?
A crackdown on drink-driving is on the cards as figures show more than half of cases do not end in conviction.
# Punishment
Uruguayan defender suspended by Juventus after drink-drive Ferrari smash
Martin Caceres was fortunate to escape without serious injury.
# Penalty Points
These counties have highest number of drivers dodging penalty points by making donations
The Department of Justice has reported that 1,526 drivers avoided penalty points by donating to the court poor box from January 2014- May 2015.
# in irish please
Emergency law closes drink-driving loophole
This closes the loophole for future cases but the status of previous tickets remains unclear
# celebrations
This may not be the smartest celebration days after crashing your car in an alleged drink-driving incident
This is not a smart move.
# Tulisa
Tulisa Contostavlos has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving in her Ferrari
Irish footballer Darron Gibson pleads guilty to drink driving after hitting cyclist
The international was banned from driving for 20 months.
# don't do this
Drunk man has 10-year-old son drive him home, gets arrested
The child was spotted driving on a local road.
# Courts
Brother of hit-and-run victim prays his killer will 'find his way in life' after 187 convictions
Eamon Cronin has been remembered today in court as a loving husband and good Samaritan.
# Dangerous Driving
Fewer people are being taken to court for drink driving offences
62% of the cases that appear before the District Court relate to road traffic offences, which is little change from the year previous.
# Courts
Pregnant woman in court for assaulting two brothers with the heel of her stiletto shoe
The victims needed surgical staples in their heads.
# penitent
Tearful Vidal apologises after drink-driving Ferrari crash
‘I had an accident that put at risk my wife’s life and that of a lot of people.’
# Guilty
Clarke Carlisle guilty of drink driving days before suicide attempt
The former ITV pundit drove “erratically” through north London two days before his failed suicide bid.
# not while driving
"Driving drunk...I'll be dead thanks to you" - chilling text sent minutes before fatal car crash
The texts were sent a few minutes before a fatal car crash in Miami.
# behind the bar
Politicians who own pubs tell us what has gone wrong for rural Ireland
Owning a pub and being in Leinster House – seeing the demise of rural Ireland from the outside and the inside.
# Dáil claims
Gardaí insist they ARE cooperating with probe into Clare Daly's arrest
Yesterday, the Dáil heard claims that gardaí had not been cooperating with the GSOC inquiry.
# Dáil claims
Gardaí involved in arrest of Clare Daly 'failing to cooperate with investigation'
Daly was arrested over two years ago.
# risking lives
'Alco-locks' could be on the way for those that continue to drink-drive
The Road Safety Authority are thinking outside the box for a new plan on road safety.
# drink driving
Garda arrested for suspected drink-driving after crashing into parked squad car
The off-duty garda may also face an internal investigation, the Garda Ombudsman has confirmed.