Kerry shows a reduction in drink driving arrests for July

The number of arrests for drink driving in the county for the month of July is down by five from the previous month. There were 45 people in Kerry arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol last month. The figure for drink driving arrests for July this year is also down five on July 2004. This downward trend is not represented however in the statistics for the year to date.The total number of drink driving related arrests in the county for the year so far is 290. Up 34 on the same time last year. The number of road deaths in the county so far this year is seven, three less than the same period last year. In 2004 thirteen accidents resulted in fourteen deaths on Kerry`s roads.