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Friday 16 November 2018

Councillor says breathalyse drivers in all accidents

Ireland drink frive laws....A traffic corp Garda holds up a breathalyser at a news conference in Dublin where new road traffic legislation was announced today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday July 19, 2006. Random breath testing for motorists is to be introduced as of midnight tomorrow. Garda Commissioner Noel Conroy today said police checkpoints will be set up outside pubs as well as on the country's roads. The new measure was unveiled today by Transport Minister Martin Cullen following a wave of road deaths over the past two weeks. See PA story TRANSPORT DrinkDriving Ireland. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA....A
Ireland drink frive laws....A traffic corp Garda holds up a breathalyser at a news conference in Dublin where new road traffic legislation was announced today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday July 19, 2006. Random breath testing for motorists is to be introduced as of midnight tomorrow. Garda Commissioner Noel Conroy today said police checkpoints will be set up outside pubs as well as on the country's roads. The new measure was unveiled today by Transport Minister Martin Cullen following a wave of road deaths over the past two weeks. See PA story TRANSPORT DrinkDriving Ireland. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA....A

By Maria Pepper

A Wexford councillor believes the gardai should have a policy of breathalysing all drivers involved in accidents even when no-one has been injured.

Cllr. David Hynes told a Joint Policing Committee meeting of a recent accident between a car and a tractor to which the gardai were called.

'Why were both drivers not breathalysed. I think it should be routine even when nobody has been injured - people could end up suffering a trauma afterwards.'

Inspector Syl Hipwell of the Garda Traffic Corps said it is general policy to breathalyse in accident cases involving injury.

'I think it should be done in all cases,' said Cllr. Hynes. 'I'm saying this for the record and it should be done.'

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