Valentine's bust at midlands checkpoint as 'lover' is stopped on non-essential journey

Justin Kelly

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Justin Kelly

Valentine's bust at midlands checkpoint as 'lover' is stopped on non-essential journey

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Gardai foiled a Valentines date on Saturday as they handed out Covid-19 travel fines.

Tullamore Gardaí were conducting a Covid checkpoints throughout the day and issued a number of fines to drivers for non-essential travel.

This included one driver who had travelled from Cork through Offaly in order "to visit a lover."

Gardai said that when the driver was questioned, the journey proved non-essential.

Unlucky in love! 

Meanwhile, Gardaí on speed checkpoints in Portlaoise on February 13 detected one vehicle travelling at double the speed limit. The motorist was driving at 105kph in a 50kph zone.

A second vehicle was found travelling at 87kph a 50 kph zone