Limerick gardai seize five cars at checkpoint

Court summonses to be issued

David Hurley

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Limerick gardai seize five cars at checkpoint

This photo was posted on the @GardaTraffic twitter account

GARDAI seized five vehicles during an operation in Dooradoyle this Wednesday morning.

The vehicles were impounded under the provisions of the Road Traffic Act after a number of offences were detected at a garda checkpoint near the Crescent Shopping Centre.

A spokesperson said three of the vehicles were not insured, one had no Motor Tax while one did not have a valid NCT.

After being seized, all of the vehicles were taken to a secure impound where their owners will have to pay a release fee to get them back.

It is understood that court summonses will be issued in relation to the offences.

Separately, fixed penalty notices (€60) have been issued to a number of motorists who are accused of driving with children who were not wearing seatbelts.

The detections were made by gardai attached to Mayorstone station who mounted a checkpoint this Wednesday morning.

A number of drivers were also advised about the proper use of booster seats.