Disqualified driver faces prosecution after being stopped at Covid-19 checkpoint in Limerick

David Hurley

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Disqualified driver faces prosecution after being stopped at Covid-19 checkpoint in Limerick

The incident happened on the N18 dual carriageway

A DISQUALIFIED driver who was stopped at a Covid-19 checkpoint on the outskirts of Limerick city is facing prosecution before the courts.

The driver, who was making a non-essential journey, was encountered by gardai on the northbound lane of the N18 dual carriageway near the Limerick Tunnel.

According to gardai, the driver was transporting a three-year-old child who was not properly restained.

The car was seized and court proceedings initiated.

While there has been a large level of compliance with the current public health restrictions, gardai in Limerick have seized a significant number of cars for a variety of road traffic offences since Operation Fanacht began on April 8.