The Gardai and the PSNI will today join forces to get the message across that drink-driving will not be tolerated as the festive season fast approaches.
Two of the most senior policemen in the North-West will meet on the Donegal/Derry border at Bridgend to get that message across.
As part of the very public display of zero tolerance, PSNI Road Policing Unit and the Garda Traffic Traffic Corps will operate a joint traffic check at 3.15pm.
Head of the Donegal Garda Traffic Corps, Inspector Michael Harrison and PSNI Inspector Steve Haslett will address the briefing.
An the message will be loud and clear – “get behind the wheel with alcohol and you will be caught.”
With just nine days left to Christmas, Gardai say they will be out in force at various checkpoints over the holidays.
There will also be an emphasis placed on speed with speed cameras in operations at various points across the county.
Both campaigns have been backed by Donegal County Council and Derry City Council.
Many bars are now operating designated drink-driver promotions with free soft drinks as an incentive for some to drive.
But with large crowds already entering the festive spirit, Gardai say it is inevitable that many will try and take the chance by drinking and driving.Tags: