Border checkpoints to detect
"selfish" drink drivers
DRIVERS in Donegal have
been warned not to get behind the wheel while under
the influence this Christmas as the annual cross
border campaign got underway.
The Garda Siochana and PSNI launch was co-ordinated
by Garda Inspector Michael Harrison and PSNI
Inspector John Miller at the Lifford/Strabane border
The campaign reinforces the continued co-operation
between both forces with regard to road safety on
both sides of the border.
Inspector John Miller, PSNI,
Inspector Michael Harrison, An Garda Siochana and
Donegal Road Safety Officer, Brian O’Donnell launch
this year’s cross border Christmas Drink Driving
campaign on the N14 at Lifford/Strabane.
Drivers can expect "a
significant increase" on the mandatory alcohol
testing checkpoints that are already conducted each
month in Donegal.
Inspector Harrison said: "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. We are appealing for everyone to support
our campaign and stay safe on the roads."
Road safety officer Brian O’Donnell added: "Leave
your car at home and don't risk your life and the
lives of others. It's not a question of if you will
get caught drink driving, but when.”