The number of arrests across Donegal has risen to 13 over the St Patrick’s Weekend period.

A total of 12 people were arrested for suspected drink-driving while another was arrested for driving while under the influence of cocaine.

All of those charged are expected to appear before the local courts shortly.

Garda Inspector Michael Harrison told Donegal Daily “We had a very busy weekend which also included a number of public order incidents.

“So far a total of 13 arrests have been made.”

The spate of arrests followed a disclosure by Inspector Harrison that the number of road offences across Donegal had risen sharply in the first two months of this year compared to the same period last year.

Drink-driving, the non-wearing of seatbelts and the use of mobile phones while driving are all significantly up.


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