Man arrested for drink-driving in articulated truck

Man arrested for drink-driving in articulated truck

The driver of an articulated truck was arrested for drink-driving on one of the country's busiest roads on Monday afternoon.

The man was pulled over by a member of the Naas Traffic Corps in Naas, Co Kildare at approximately 5.30pm.

He was passing through Cherryville, Co Kildare, on the M7 motorway at the time.

A spokesperson for An Garda Siochana said that the officer performed a breath alcohol test, and the results indicated the driver was over the legal limit.

The legal limit for a professional driver is 20mg/100ml (0.2), substantially lower than the limit for casual drivers, 50mg/100ml (0.5).

The driver was arrested at the scene and gardai tweeted a photograph of the vehicle's wheels and a line about the incident before the truck was seized.

The operation was part of a garda road safety campaign to combat drink driving and excessive speed over the Easter bank holiday weekend.

Earlier in the day, the Naas Traffic Corps impounded a vehicle along the N7 when they discovered it had not been taxed since 2013.