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Carrickmacross district sees increase in drunk driving offences between July and September

Nov 13, 2020 17:11 By News Northern Sound
Carrickmacross district sees increase in drunk driving offences between July and September Carrickmacross district sees increase in drunk driving offences between July and September
Only 15% of drivers convicted with drink driving in Monaghan gave up their licenses to the court
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The Carrickmacross district has seen an increase in drunk driving offences between July and September this year. Over the same period last year there were

The Carrickmacross district has seen an increase in drunk driving offences between July and September this year.

Over the same period last year there were 17 cases in the area, which has risen to 24 this year.

The Monaghan district noted a slight decrease year on year of 17 to 14, however, Acting Chief Superintendent Aidan Glacken stated at a recent Monaghan JPC meeting it was still high across the county.

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He says drug driving is also still prevalent in the county with 5 cases in Monaghan and 8 in Carrickmacross during quarter 3, something he says is reflective of what is happening social with drug taking in communities.

Committee member and Councillor PJ O'Hanlon says the figures show that pubs are not the issue:

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