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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 548 - Road safety [25273/14]. (17 Jun 2014)

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548. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of professional truck or bus drivers who were detected as specified persons driving in excess of the 20 mg legal alcohol limit during 2013. [25273/14]

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am informed by the Garda authorities that a number of categories of driver are classified as 'specified persons' in respect of alleged drink driving offences under sections 4 and 5 of the Road Traffic Act 2010, including learner, newly qualified and professional drivers. I am further advised that in recording the detection of drink driving incidents under those sections, An Garda Síochána does not distinguish between the categories of such drivers. I can, however, inform the Deputy that a total of 187 fixed charge notices were issued and 1,139 summons applied for in 2013 in respect of drink driving offences under the above sections by all such drivers.

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