Gardaí seize vehicle of unaccompanied learner who was going 'out to walk the dog'

Gardaí seize vehicle of unaccompanied learner who was going 'out to walk the dog'
Cork City RPU seized the vehicle of an unaccompanied learner driver.

Gardaí have seized the vehicle of a learner driver after the motorist in question was out unaccompanied.

Last night the Cork City Road Policing Unit (RPU) discovered the learner driver on non-essential travel, who said the reason for being out was to exercise a pet. 

"Cork City RPU stopped this learner driver, driving unaccompanied on non-essential journey last night. 

"Excuse: 'I'm going walking my dog'.

"It is important for both you and your pets to get some exercise. 

"But please, do so within the 2km radius and abide by the rules of the road. Car seized," Gardaí wrote on social media.

The incident comes as Gardaí have increased the number of checkpoints in the city and county until after the May Bank Holiday to ensure the public is complying with the Covid-19 travel restrictions.

At any one time, there will be over 2,500 Gardaí involved in checkpoints or high visibility patrolling as part of Operation Fanacht.

The Operation was previously run by Gardaí for the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

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