18% RISE IN DRINK DRIVING ARRESTS IN 2017

Arrests for driving under the influence are up 18% for the first four months of this year – compared to the same period last year.

A major international road safety conference is taking place in Dublin today – where Alcohol is the main focus.

Alcohol was a factor in almost a third of road deaths in 2013 and 2014.

Asked about comments by Kerry TD Danny Healy Rae that a big meal could be as dangerous as drink-driving, Transport Minister Shane Ross says it’s time people took alcohol seriously.

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