Garda Checkpoints Back on the Roads to ‘Encourage Adherence’

Garda vehicles and checkpoints are back at the usual sites in an effort to encourage compliance. ©Photograph: John Reidy

A Kerry Garda Roads Policing Unit on an Operation Fanacht checkpoint in Castleisland stopped a car this evening and spoke to the driver.

The driver refused a roadside breath test and was arrested.

The driver told Gardaí they had visited a friends house, which was outside of the 5km limit, the night before for drinks. An investigation is ongoing.

“Our checkpoints will continue throughout the country to encourage adherence to the public health guidelines,” according to a Garda statement.

“Keeping the community safe is our number one priority during this pandemic and we all have a part to play in this. Staying at home and limiting contact with others will save lives

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