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Disappointment in increase of drink driving figures

16 January, 2015 - by Cathal Boylan

Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Boylan has expressed his disappointment that the number of people caught drink drinking over the Christmas period has increased compared to last year.

 Mr Boylan said,

 “There is no doubt drink driving leads to a greater chance of an accident.

 “So I am disappointed that despite the known dangers associated with drink driving more people have been apprehended over the Christmas period.

 “Last year also seen an increase in the number of deaths on our roads so it is important we attempt to minimise the reasons why accidents occur, including drink driving.

 “I am appealing to drivers to help make 2015 a better year in terms of road safety by refraining from drink driving and working with all the statutory agencies to reduce the death toll on our roads.” ENDS/CRÍOCH

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