Truck driver convicted of M11 drink driving

By Dan Walsh

An Garda Siochána has told that they would like to thank a motorist for making a call and reporting a convicted driver who may have prevented a serious road traffic collision.


On August 8th last at approximately 9.20am on the M11 near Gorey, a motorist contacted Gardaí to report an articulated truck driving dangerously and veering across lanes on the motorway.

A Roads Policing Unit (RPU) nearby intercepted the truck and observed similar driver behaviour. With the assistance of an RPU. motorcycle unit the truck was escorted off the motorway, where the driver was arrested for intoxicated driving, his urine sample concentration was 323mg/100ml, the minimum limit for a specified driver is 28mg.

The driver who was not resident in Ireland was charged to Court and remanded in custody. At Gorey District Court on the August 9th the driver pleaded guilty to the charge and received a one month prison sentence and was disqualified from driving for three years.

Anyone observing poor or erratic driving on our roads should contact Gardaí on 999 or 112.

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