A motorist has been arrested on suspicion of drug driving (cocaine) at a Roads Policing ‘Day of Action’ checkpoints in Donegal today.
A number of such checkpoints are taking place around the county ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend.
Fixed Charge Penalty Notices were also issued to another driver today at one of the checkpoints as two of their tyres were deemed to be excessively worn.
“Please check your tyres regularly and ensure that the tread depth is not below 1.6mm, the minimum legal tread depth,” a garda spokesperson said.
It is recommended that you change your tyres when the tread depth falls below 3mm.
The ‘Day of Action’ is currently underway in the Counties Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim as An Garda Síochána urges all road users to stay safe this St Brigid’s Bank Holiday Weekend.
Today’s operation will consist of high visibility rolling checkpoints and patrols across road corridors in the three counties from 9am to 9pm. This is being led by Roads Policing Units based at Carrick On Shannon, Sligo, Donegal Town, Letterkenny and Buncrana Garda Stations.
The operation will focus on the 4 key lifesaver offences of:
- Driving under the influence
- Non wearing of Seat Belts
- Mobile Phone use
“The overall objective of today’s operation is to reduce the number of fatal and serious injury collisions and to keep people safe as they take to the roads for the Bank Holiday weekend,” a garda spokesperson said.