Gardai leading a checkpoint operation on Saturday arrested several motorists for the same serious violation.
Seven road users have been arrested for drunk driving in Dublin city center at a checkpoint inspecting motorists for intoxicants.
Among these drivers, three arrested at the same checkpoint also took cocaine.
In a Twitter post, Gardai said: “Seven motorists arrested for drunk driving on Saturday evening in Dublin city center at compulsory intoxicating substance testing checkpoints conducted by area traffic police units from Dublin – including 3 positive single-point cocaine tests. “
Gardai across the country has been busy carrying out checks in recent days.
Thousands of road users were assessed on National Slowdown Day, which took place over a 24-hour period starting at 7 a.m. on Thursday.
Gardai and GoSafe checked the speed of 192,333 vehicles and detected 419 of them exceeding the speed limit.
Some of the speeding tickets detected included:
- 140km / h in a 120km / h zone on the M4 Towlaght Clonard Meath
- 135km / h in a 100km / h zone on the N7 Brownsbarn Dublin22 Dublin
134km / h in a 100km / h zone on the N18 Ballinacurra (Weston) Limerick Limerick
128km / h in a 100km / h zone on the N20 Creggane Charleville Limerick
126 km / h in a 100 km / h zone on the N21 Rineroe Adare Limerick
125 km / h in a 100 km / h zone on the N11 Timmore Newcastle Wicklow
124 km / h in a 100 km / h zone on the N21 Meanus Castleisland Kerry
- 116 km / h in a 80 km / h zone on the M50 Kilmore Big Dublin17 Dublin
- 114km / h in a 60km / h zone on the N62 Clongower Thurles Tipperary
112 km / h in a 80 km / h zone on the R738 Growtown Upper Barntown Wexford