Covid-19 lockdown journey excuse: Driving from Mullingar to Galway via Tullamore for a 'pregnancy test'

300 km round trip

Conor Ganly

Reporter:

Conor Ganly

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Laois Offaly Division Garda checkpoint

Lockdown flouting motorists continue to give Gardaí some choice excuses as the venture out for unnecessary journeys during the restrictions designed to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus Covid-19.

Motorists stopped by Laois Offaly Division Gardaí in Tullamore included one who was a nearly 300 km round trip.

A driver told gardaí that the journey from Mullingar to Galway was needed to buy a pregnancy test. The gardaí also noticed that the motorist needed a sat nav for the journey.

Gardaí urge to make essential journeys only and to shop local.