Gardaí in Kildare stop drink-driver found to be 10 times over the limit
The driver had already been disqualified.
An Garda Síochána took to Twitter on Monday to share a photo of the damage done by a drink-driver to their own vehicle.
The tweet read: "Naas Roads Policing Unit arrest disqualified driver for drunk driving at Carbury, 10 times over the limit and caused collision. Brought straight to court. Fined and now disqualified for 6 years."
Naas Roads Policing Unit arrest disqualified driver for drunk driving at Carbury, 10 times over the limit and caused collision. Brought straight to court. Fined and now disqualified for 6 years. pic.twitter.com/fhiWdzVE09
— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) August 27, 2018
Several commentators on social media were quick to point out that the driver was already disqualified at the time of the collision and that it hadn't proved too much of a deterrent to them getting back behind the wheel.
An already disqualified drunk driver only gets disqualified again! Surely he should have been jailed. He'll be back out on the road again tomorrow and back drunk driving by the weekend.
— Denlo Photography (@DenisODonovan) August 27, 2018
I get the impression that being disqualified again isn't going to be much of a deterrent to this driver. I have genuine sympathy for AGS when the courts are so bloody lenient here. https://t.co/kyLSArEQAa
— Paddy McGrath (@pmcgphotos) August 27, 2018