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Gardaí Will Be Out in Full Force This Evening To Impose New Drink Driving Rules


Gardaí say they will be out in force to police new rules which automatically disqualify motorists who are caught drink-driving. Anyone caught will be handed a minimum three-month ban from midnight tonight.

Before now, a driver detected with a blood alcohol concentration of between 50 and 80 milligrams was punished with a €200 fine and three penalty points.

Meanwhile,  Motorists are being asked not to take risks ahead of a chilly Bank Holiday weekend. Met Eireann is forecasting a cold snap, with sub-zero temperatures and icy conditions predicted. With the Bank Holiday weekend coinciding with the mid-term break for schools, many cars may sit idle.

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