Drink driving enforcement initiative begins tonight

A drink driving enforcement initiative begins tonight all over Kerry in a bid to crack down on the increasing number of motorists who sit behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. Gardai say there will be extra checkpoints at various locations throughout the county for the duration of the Bank Holiday Weekend, beginning tonight at 7 o’clock.The latest statistics for drink driving show a higher detection rate than before with a large number of arrests in May and June. It’s acknowledged that breathalyser machines are now available in some pubs, but Inspector Barry O’Rourke says it is of little relevance to gardai. Con Cremin is the Director of Talbot Grove Addiction Treatment Centre. He says there has been a huge change in the social attitude towards drink driving in the past 30 years.