Councillor says breathalyse drivers in all accidents
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.'