2 June 2017

Drink driving arrests up

Garda activity against drink-driving resulted in 18pc more arrests for the offence in April of this year compared to the same month last year, according to the Road Safety Authority.

The statement was made at yesterday’s RSA-sponsored Road Safety Conference in Dublin, the theme of which was drink-driving.

The Conference also heard that alcohol was present 30pc of the victims of road traffic fatalities in 2013 and 2014.

More than four in ten of those fatalities also had at least one other drug in their system as well as alcohol.

Meanwhile, a total of 63 people have died on the roads to date in 2016, this is a reduction of 13 up to the same period last year.