An Garda Siochana reminding people not to drink and drive ahead of big Ireland match tonight

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An Garda Siochana reminding people not to drink and drive ahead of big Ireland match tonight
19:00 Tuesday 14th of November 2017

By Kim O'Leary

An Garda Siochana is reminding Kildare people to take care on the roads today and to never drink and drive as the big Irish match against Denmark kicks off later tonight.

In a special video released yesterday,  Finbarr Murphy for Garda Roads issued a warning for people not to drink and driving following a busy sporting weekend. Mr Murphy said: "Unfortunately, a number of people went out drink driving at the weekend and we had 50 people arrested during 6pm and 12 noon the following day for drunk driving of those people 7 were arrested on Sunday morning between 7am and 12 noon."

He continued: "And as we go into the second half of the football what we want to get across is that if you're going out tonight  and you're going to have a couple of drinks, plan your night in advance, leave the car at home, and bear in mind what's different this time is that Wednesday morning is a work morning and there will be other people out driving their cars to work and you need no 100% no alcohol in your system. You may feel like it won't impact you but if you go into a bus lane or don't go at the right speed you're going to be breathalysed, and you could find yourself off the road."

People are being asked to consider themselves and other drivers when out on the road, and to not drive at all if intoxicated.

The big Ireland v Denmark match is set to get underway at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin at 7.45pm on RTE 2 as Ireland's team fights for its place at the World Cup.

View the video below:

Ahead of the Ireland vs Denmark match tomorrow night be sure to plan your journey in advance. Never ever drink and drive and if you plan to drive the next morning make sure you're 100% alcohol free #IREvDEN

Posted by An Garda Síochána on Monday, 13 November 2017

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