Number of arrests for drink-driving in County Donegal down over Christmas period

The number of people arrested in Donegal on suspicion of drink-driving over the Christmas period has shown a significant drop on last year.

22 people were arrested on suspicion of drink-driving across the county from December 1st up to St Stephens Day, compared to 29 last year.

Gardai say there was the same number of checkpoints this year compared to last year, and the drop in drink-driving figures is a reflection of a change in the drink-driving culture.

Inspector Michael Harrison, Head of the Road Traffic Corps in the county, says hopefully the message of road safety is getting through, and appealed to pedestrians to be safe over the New Year weekend......

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