Belfast Telegraph

Gardai tackle drink-driving with more checkpoints

Gardai are to set up checkpoints across the country in a bid to catch more drink-drivers.

There have been over 24 thousand drink-driving arrests since August 2006, and Gardai will be out conducting over 30 thousand random breath tests between now and the New Year.

The annual road safety campaign has already begun and drivers are being warned about the morning-after effect.

They're being reminded that it takes one hour for each unit of alcohol to pass through the system so many people who were out at night may still be over the limit the following morning.

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