Uninsured driver five times over limit arrested after driving on wrong side

first_imgUninsured driver, five times over limit, arrested after driving on wrong side of road towards checkpoint The arresting gardaí had “to take evasive action” to avoid being knocked down. Naas Traf Corps arrest uninsured driver 5 times ovr limit.Gardaí had to take evasive action to avoid being knocked down.Arrested & charged pic.twitter.com/C5yifV8Yvl— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) January 14, 2017 Short URL Share Tweet Email 3 Comments By Cianan Brennan Jan 14th 2017, 11:14 AM Saturday 14 Jan 2017, 11:14 AMcenter_img AN UNINSURED MOTORIST, driving while five times over the legal alcohol limit, has been arrested after encountering a Garda checkpoint in Co Kildare.The driver, a man aged in his 40s, came upon the checkpoint at Sexes Road in Newbridge at midnight last night.The gardaí on duty at the checkpoint were in the process of impounding another vehicle for having no motor tax or NCT certificate when the drunk driver approached them on the wrong side of the road. A tweet from the Garda account suggested that the officers present “had to take evasive action to avoid being knocked down”.The driver was subsequently arrested and charged with driving under the influence.“The gardaí were dealing with another car when this driver comes along and crosses over to the wrong side of the road,” a spokesperson told TheJournal.ie.“The man has since been arrested and charged,” they added.Comments are closed for legal reasonsRead: Aer Lingus chief says it’s not his job to make disgruntled frequent flyers happyRead: ‘We left Ibrahim with a promise we would do everything to bring him home’ Source: An Garda Síochána/Twitter 41,012 Views https://jrnl.ie/3186449 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more