Donegal Gardai launch cross-border Christmas drink-driving campaign

Gardai in Donegal are today launching a cross-border Christmas drink-driving campaign.

The joint operation with the PSNI demonstrates continued cooperation between the Gardai and PSNI in the area of road safety and particularly in the enforcement of drink driving legislation on both sides of the border.

The cross-border initiative will see both the Gardai and the PSNI co-operating at unprecedented levels in relation to drink-driving operations.

Head of Donegal Traffic Corps Inspector Michael Harrison says; "Drivers continue to selfishly ignore all the advice that has been offered in relation to drink driving. While the high profile series of Gardaí and PSNI operations will continue to target drink drivers day and night throughout the coming weeks, the sad reality is that more people will be caught drink driving during this campaign.

Meanwhile the message from Brian O'Donnell, Donegal County Council Road Safety Officer is to never, ever drink or drug drive, because the consequences for the motorist and others could be life changing.