Lorry driver caught 10 times over drink driving limit

Lorry driver caught 10 times over drink driving limit

A TRUCK driver was arrested for drink driving this morning in Cork. 

The Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) driver was 10 times over the legal limit for a specified driver when he was stopped by Fermoy Gardaí. 

According to a Garda spokesperson, the breath sample he provided showed that he had 91 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath.

The specified driver was charged and is to appear in court.

There are a number of types of specified drivers that are bound by a stricter limit than standard drivers.

The drivers include a holder of a learner permit, holder of a first driver licence (for category of vehicle being driven) within 2 years of issue, Holder of a C, C1, D, D1, EB, EC, EC1, ED, ED1 or W category, Holder of a SPSV licence whilst driving in the course of business and a person not holding a driving licence for the category of vehicle being driven.

As well as this, if no licence is produced at the scene, the person is tested at the lower limit.

For more information on drink driving limits, log onto www.RSA.ie.

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