Banned driver stopped by Limerick gardai was over legal alcohol limit

David Hurley

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Banned driver stopped by Limerick gardai was over legal alcohol limit

This photograph was posted on Facebook by An Garda Siochana

A MOTORIST who has been charged with drunken driving was banned when stopped at gardai checkpoint near Limerick city centre.

It is alleged the driver of a silver Nissan car, who is facing multiple charges, also gave gardai false details after being stopped at Pery Square – opposite Limerick Gallery of Art.

In a post on social media this Friday, gardai stated the detection was made at a MIT (Mandatory Intoxicant Testing) checkpoint which was carried out by members of the divisional Roads Policing Unit.

“Driver failed road side breath test and gave false details. Driver currently disqualified from driving. Charged with drunk driving, giving false details, no driving licence and no insurance. court date to follow,” stated the post.

If convicted, the driver faces a potential prison sentence, a fine and a lengthy disqualification.