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Foreign National Truck Driver In Gorey Guilty Of Dangerous Drink Driving

A foreign national truck driver recently pled guilty to drink driving in Gorey…

Last month, a truck was noticed swerving and veering across lanes on the motorway, and if it wasn’t for the quick-thinking of one onlooker, things could have been a lot worse.

The Wexford Garda Division issued a brief statement this evening which highlights the importance of ringing the Gardai when concerned.

“On the 8/8/21 at approx 09.20am on the M11 near Gorey, a motorist contacted Gardaí to report an articulated truck driving dangerously and veering across lanes on the motorway. A Roads Policing Unit nearby intercepted the truck and observed similar driver behaviour.

With the assistance of an R.P.U. motorcycle unit the truck was escorted off the motorway, where the driver was arrested for intoxicated driving, his urine sample concentration was 323mg/100ml, the minimum limit for a specified driver is 28mg. The driver who was not resident in Ireland was charged to Court and remanded in custody.

At Gorey District Court on the 09/08/21, he driver pleaded guilty to the charge and received a One Month prison sentence and was disqualified from driving for 3 years,” the statement read.

The Garda statement then thanked the motorist for making the call and reporting this driver as they may have prevented a serious collision.

Given the fact that this was a professional driver, who the public should expect to uphold the standards and rules of the road, it serves to highlight how the public always need to be cautious — and that they can never be too careful.

With the truck driver being well-over the limit, there is certainly a case to be said for that and for the importance of ringing the Gardai when concerned.

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