PIC: Garda in Kerry pull driver over and make startling discovery in the back seat
The Garda Traffic Corps will be as busy as ever this Christmas season, and this week they made a very depressing discovery during a routine traffic stop.
This is far from the first time we've told a story like this, you might remember a van stopped and seized in Kildare with a staggering amount of things wrong with it.
Remember this one, with no licence but loads of extra drugs on board?
Or this one, with the open bottle of wine in the cup holder?
Or maybe this one, because the driver was committing one of the worst speeding offences of the year?
Most recently we had this Waterford driver stopped for using a mobile phone while driving and was found to have A LOT of drugs in their system.
The latest addition to the discoveries comes from Kerry, where the Road Policing Unit pulled a driver over for driving with no lights on.
Once they pulled the driver over, they discovered this:
The drink driving limit in Ireland is 50mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood, however for "specified drivers", a lower limit of 20mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood applies.
A "specified driver" includes learner drivers, novice drivers, professional and commercial drivers.
It is an offence to drive, attempt to drive or be in charge of a vehicle in Ireland if you don’t have proper control of the vehicle due to the consumption of alcohol or drugs.
Remember, it takes about one hour for each unit of alcohol to pass through the average person’s system. One unit equals half a pint of beer, a small measure of spirits or a small glass of wine.