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"No hiding place" for drunk drivers 30.11.07

DRIVERS who risk drunken or dangerous driving along the Inishowen/Derry border this Christmas will be caught by either Gardaí or police.
That was the message yesterday at the launch in Bridgend of the second joint Christmas road safety campaign which will see simultaneous checkpoints and shared communication between officers on both sides of the border.
The joint Garda/PSNI initiative began last year to tackle drink driving among festive revellers travelling between Inishowen and Derry.
Garda Traffic Inspector Pat O'Donnell yesterday warned there would be "no hiding place" for over-the-limt drivers.
"It's important that we have a joint approach over the Christmas period and with this 
Simultaneous cross-border checkpoints this Christmas.
co-ordinated operation there will be no hiding place for drunk drivers.
"If we have an incident on this side where a person turns back or tries to run for the border, we will be in contact with our colleagues on the other side and the person will be intercepted," said Garda Traffic Inspector, Pat O'Donnell.
"It will just be a matter of the person deciding where they want to be arrested."
Meanwhile, provisional Garda statistics show that in the seven day period from November 19 to November 25, a total of 359 drink driving incidents were recorded nationally.
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