The number of drink driving detections in the second quarter of 2018 increased by 61%, according to new crime statistics.
Gardaí in the Donegal division recorded 103 incidents of people driving over the alcohol limit between April – June 2018. This figure is up from 64 cases in the first three months of the year.
The 103 recorded drink driving cases is a slight decrease from 115 incidents in the same period in 2017.
The latest CSO statistics (under revision) showed a national increase in the number of recorded incidents across most crime groups in Ireland for the year ending Q2 2018.
In Donegal, there was a reduction in theft and related offences, down from 186 in January-March to 156 cases in April-June.
The number of public order and other social code offences (352) was in line with last year’s figures for the same period (354), but a 38% increase from the beginning of 2018 (255).
Nationally, the greatest increases were in Robbery which is up 15.1% and Offences against Government which is up 13.1%. Offences against Government includes Breaches of Bail and Breaches of Domestic Violence Orders. In Donegal, this record was down 23% to 34 cases in Q2.