Gardaí arrest bus driver for drink driving who was nine times over the legal limit
This is extremely dangerous.
A bus driver was arrested in Kildare on Wednesday night for drink driving after he was found to be nine times over the legal limit.
An Garda Síochána took to Twitter on Wednesday to reveal that the bus driver had been caught drink driving on the M7 on Tuesday night.
Naas Roads Policing Unit arrested bus driver on M7 last night for drink driving. Driver was 9 times over the limit.
Court to follow. pic.twitter.com/zZkOlgk6gs
— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) October 3, 2018
A new drink drive limit in Ireland was recently introduced and is now in line with European levels.
According to drugsandalcohol.ie, the new Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) limit is 50 milligrams (mg) for all drivers, and 20mg for specified drivers, defined as learner or newly qualified drivers (for a period of two years after passing their driving test) or professional drivers (of buses, goods vehicles and public service vehicles).
The punishment for being this much over the limit is a €400 fine and a disqualification from holding a licence for up to three years.
The severity of the punishment can be far greater if the driver in question has offended before.