Fermoy Roads Policing Unit yesterday witnessed a motorist throwing a glass bottle out of their window while driving on the M8.
The motorist was instructed to pull over by Gardaí, who quickly discovered that the driver was intoxicated.
After inspecting the van, Gardaí found that two of the tyres were bald and the vehicle had not been taxed since 2018. The vehicle was seized and the driver was arrested by Gardaí, with a court appearance to follow.
In a statement, Gardaí said that despite the current pandemic, Roads Policing Units are out on patrol and are ensuring that road safety is adhered to.
"Fermoy Roads Policing Unit witnessed this driver throwing a glass bottle from the van while driving on the M8 motorway this afternoon.
"After stopping the van to have a word they soon discovered the driver was intoxicated, further inspection of the van revealed two front tyres were bald and to top it all off, no tax since 2018!
"Driver arrested and van seized. Court appearance to follow.
"It’s a challenging time folks but rest assured we are still out and about making sure the roads are safe,” they said.