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Friday 29 September 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Drunk Driving

Last year
Gardaí arrested 914 people for driving while intoxicated during Christmas period
914 people were arrested for driving while intoxicated as part of a Garda road safety campaign between the 26th of November and the 4th of January 2022.
All time
Almost 800 arrested for 'driving while intoxicated' over Christmas and New Year period
Fixed charge notices were issued to 1,096 motorists for using a mobile phone during the same period.
Cork motorist arrested on suspicion of drink driving twice over six-hour period
An Garda Síochána’s Christmas Road Safety Campaign will run until 5 January.
PODCAST: 'My son was killed by a drunk driver - I had to fight for some semblance of justice'
Both Brendan Donnelly and his friend Lee Salkeld were killed instantly when a drunk driver ploughed into their car.
Driver arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after being clocked at 145 km/h
The arrest was one of a number of enforcement actions taken by gardaí over the bank holiday weekend.
Drunk droning in the US state of New Jersey is now illegal
Infractions can be punishable by up to six months in prison and a $1,000 (€815) fine.
One in five people have driven their car not knowing if they were over the limit from the night before
In total, 9% of people said they had knowingly been a passenger in a car in which the driver was severely hungover.
FactFind: Have people been killed in road crashes where drivers were just over the limit?
Danny Healy-Rae claimed that people drinking three glasses of Guinness have never caused a fatality.
Here's what we know so far about the garda breath test scandal
Almost one million tests that were never actually carried out were recorded on the system.
Seven-year jail term upheld for drunk driver who put a grandmother into a wheelchair
Maurice Power had 51 previous convictions.
Pedestrians urged not to 'stagger' home drunk on country roads
The RSA has said people automatically vilify drivers when drunk pedestrians are often the causes of fatal collisions.
'I took a husband and dad of four away from his family because of my drink driving'
Kris Caudilla is serving 15 years in prison after he slammed into a car and killed a police officer in 2010.
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.
Poll: Should alcohol-related offenders have their right to drink taken away?
One state in the US allows judges to enforce this, with offenders being required to check in daily to be tested.
VIDEO: Drunk driver flips vehicle after crashing into parked car
Another road user caught the incident on his dashcam.
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.’
Chile and Juventus star Arturo Vidal arrested for drunk driving after crash
The player starred in the Italian side’s Champions League run last season.
Woman who tweeted '2 drunk 2 care' before killing two friends in car crash gets 24 years
Kayla Mendoza drove the wrong way down a motorway at 154 km/h.
"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.
Remember the three-boobed woman? She's been arrested for drunk driving
Still no official word on whether the boobs are real or fake, though.
Drunk woman crashed car into fire station with python wrapped around her neck
Talk about making an entrance.
Scientists create laser device that can detect drunk drivers
By shining a laser through a car from the side of the road, researchers can measure blood alcohol levels inside moving vehicles.
Nearly six per cent admit to drink driving, men more likely to do it than women
The findings are contained in a new survey from AA Motor Insurance.
Man charged with drunk-driving his lawnmower
It was 1.30am when he was arrested in Pennsylvania.
Survey shows men drive faster but women are less confident behind the wheel
A report from AA also showed that 50 percent of male drivers have run over a pet or animal while driving.
Mother of drunk driving victim campaigns for 'Brendan's Law'
Christina Donnelly said her 24-year-old son had a “heart of gold” and was “desperately missed”.
One in five have recently travelled with drunk driver
More men than women said they had knowingly taken a lift with someone who was over the limit.
Lindsay Lohan back in court for necklace charges
A source close to the actress said she will not accept a plea deal involving jail time.