Drink-driving detections over Christmas same as last year despite cold snap

The Garda traffic inspector for Donegal said he was extremely disappointed that the number of drink-driving detections over the Christmas period was the same as last year despite treacherous road conditions.

Insp Michael Harrison was speaking after figures showed there were 36 detections for suspected drink-driving in the county from December 1st to January 3rd.

Over the year, the number of detections for the same offence in Donegal was down 22 per cent on the previous year.

Insp Harrison said he had no explanation as to why people continue to drink-drive and drive dangerously, other than people may have had not been able to afford taxis:

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