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04/08/2021

Driver arrested was 10 times over the legal alcohol limit and was already banned

The driver came to garda attention after he overtook them

Driver arrested in north west was 10 times over the legal alcohol limit and was already banned

Gardaí have arrested a man found to be at 10 times the legal limit

A motorist who came to garda attention after he overtook them was found to be driving at ten times the legal alcohol limit.

Following his arrest, it emerged that he was serving at ten-year disqualification from holding a licence at the time.

The vehicle was travelling on the dual carriageway near Sligo when the incident occurred. Gardaí noticed that the vehicle which had overtaken them was swerving from side to side.

The driver has been charged to appear before the courts in the coming weeks and the vehicle was seized.

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