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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 490- Road traffic offences [27280/14]. (24 Jun 2014)

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490. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 185 and 186 of 20 February 2014 and Parliamentary Question No. 548, if the information referred to in the replies is now to hand. [27280/14]

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am informed by the Garda authorities that a total of 21,142 drivers were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol from November 2011 to 9 May 2014. I am also advised that, insofar as the administrative procedures provided by the Road Traffic Act, 2010 for dealing with certain drink driving offences under prescribed limits by way of payment of a fixed charge and the imposition of additional relevant penalty points/disqualification, the following is the position. During the period in question, 234 fixed charge notices were issued in respect of drivers detected with a blood alcohol that did not exceed 80 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood. 175 fines were paid in respect of such notices and the relevant additional penalties were imposed. I am further informed that during that period 320 fixed charge notices were issued in respect of drivers detected with a blood alcohol level that exceeded 80 mg but did not exceed 100 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood. 239 fines were paid in respect of such notices and the relevant additional penalties were imposed.


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