Limerick motorist who 'turned away' from garda checkpoint was three times the legal limit

Limerick motorist who 'turned away' from garda checkpoint was three times the legal limit

Members of the Roads Policing Unit have highlighted a number of recent detections on social media

A MOTORIST who turned away from a garda checkpoint in Limerick was found to be almost three times the legal alcohol limit when intercepted a short time later.

According to investigating gardai, the driver of the dark-coloured Toyota Avensis was arrested earlier this week after they failed a roadside breath test when stopped after attempting to leave.

The driver was subsequently taken to a garda station in Limerick and is due before the courts having been charged.

In a separate incident, which has been highlighted on social media, a driver who was not wearing a seat belt when stopped on the southside of was found to be disqualified.

The vehicle was seized and the driver is also facing prosecution for driving without insurance, tax or a valid NCT.

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