Gardaí stop driver with over 36 years of driving bans
Gardaí belonging to the Dublin Metropolitan Region's Roads Policing Unit got a shock when they pulled over one car at a Covid-19 checkpoint this morning (19 May).
Having pulled over the car in the Dublin 8 region, Gardaí used the Vehicle Look-Up mobility app to discover that the driver was currently disqualified, and had accumulated 36 years worth of driving bans.
The app, which was introduced last year, is able to inform Gardaí as to the history of the driver and vehicle instantly while roadside.
According to a tweet posted by the Gardaí, the driver's car was seized and the driver will go before the courts.
DMR RPU stopped the driver of this car in D8 at a #Covid19 c/point. The mobility app showed that driver had accumulated over 36yrs of driving bans. Car seized and Court to follow.#PhysicalDistancing#WashYourHands pic.twitter.com/ORMecKjYuB
— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) May 19, 2020
Garda checkpoints are currently in place to ensure compliance with the first phase of Ireland's reopening strategy, under which people are still advised to work from home if possible, and remain within 5km of their homes for all non-essential purposes.