A learner driver has been arrested in Letterkenny after being clocked driving at excessive speeds.
The driver was speeding at 166km/hr before being detected by the Letterkenny Roads Policing Unit.
Once the vehicle was stopped, it emerged that the driver was an unaccompanied holder of a provisional licence.
The driver was arrested and will now face a Court appearance. The vehicle was subsequently seized.
Gardaí took to Facebook today to remind learner drivers of the laws requiring them to be accompanied by a qualified driver (a person who holds a full driving licence in the Category for a minimum of 2 years) at all times.
“All Learner Permit drivers must be accompanied by a qualified driver. The ‘Clancy Amendment’ was introduced on December 22nd 2018 in order to improve safety on our roads by providing An Garda Síochána with an additional power to seize vehicles from Learner drivers who are found to be driving a vehicle without being accompanied by a qualified driver.
“Gardaí urge all motorists to adhere to the speed limits. Road conditions are very unpredictable at this time of the year and should you choose to drive at excess speed, you risk losing your driving licence but more importantly, you also risk your life and the lives of others.”