A large number of vehicles were stopped at Illistrin on the outskirts of Letterkenny this evening to check if motorists were in compliance with Covid regulations and guidelines.
A number of drivers were spoken to and eye-witnesses said several were given fixed penalty notices by Gardai.
As well as DL registered cars, several of the cars stopped and penalised were Northern Ireland registered vehicles.
One eye-witness said Gardai were strictly enforcing the 5km travel rule.
The man said “There was a large amount of cars stopped over a long period of time.
“I was out walking and they were stopping dozens of cars. The road was busy and they were handing out a lot of tickets.
“As I walked by I could clearly hear them asking people where they were coming from and the reason for their journey.”
As of last weekend, almost 400 on-the-spot fines had been issued in Donegal under Covid regulations.
The majority of more than 390 fines relate to non-essential travel.
Nationally, gardaí have clamped down on non-essential journeys to airports/ports, house parties and on people not wearing face coverings without a reasonable excuse.