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drink drive warning Gardaí share snaps of drink driving crash as stark reminder to the public ahead of Christmas

No one was seriously injured in the accident

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Luckily, nobody was injured in the crash

Luckily, nobody was injured in the crash

Luckily, nobody was injured in the crash

Gardaí in Cavan have shared pictures of a car crash after a drunk driver got into an accident on Friday evening.

While nobody was seriously injured, the driver had already been disqualified from driving for eight years, was uninsured, and had no tax or NCT on their vehicle.

The man was arrested and taken to Bailieboro Garda Station.

In a statement they shared: “In the run up to Christmas, Mullagh Gardai yesterday evening dealt with this timely reminder of the dangers of drinking and driving.”

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A vehicle after the crash on Friday

A vehicle after the crash on Friday

A vehicle after the crash on Friday

“Luckily nobody was seriously injured. To make matters worse, the drunk driver was currently disqualified for 8 years, was uninsured, had no tax and no valid NCT. He was conveyed to Bailieboro Garda Station and processed, analysis of the sample is awaited.”

Last year almost 800 people were arrested driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Ireland over the Christmas period.

Between December 4th 2020 and January 5th 2020, 790 road users were detained for driving while intoxicated.

As of November 19th, 119 people have died on Irish roads in 2021. The majority of those who died were drivers (63) and motorcyclists (20). Meanwhile 15 of those who were killed were passengers, 15 were pedestrians and 6 were pedal cyclists.

In 2020, a total of 149 people were fatally killed in road collisions, which was up 6% on the year prior which saw 140 people tragically lose their lives.

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