Road safety campaigner slams garda response to drunk driving

The Founder of the Public Against Road Carnage Group has questioned if gardai in Donegal are not setting up garda checkpoints for fear of upsetting pub and club owners.

Susan Grey was responding to the news today that there were 36 detections for suspected drink-driving in the county from December 1st to January 3rd.

Ms Grey says that gardai are not targeting drivers at the right times, such as after pub and clubs close, and therefore the figure is not a true reflection of the amount of drunk driving that goes on.

She says serious questions need to be asked as to why gardai are not mounting more checkpoints:

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