UPDATED: Kildare Garda checkpoint had workplace inspector carrying out routine checks on Covid-19 protocols

Senan Hogan


Senan Hogan

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Roads Policing Unit Naas carried out a Multi-agency Checkpoint with road safety partners, the Road Safety Authority.

Gardaí said an officer from the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) was also carrying out routine checks on vehicle occupants.

A local Garda spokesperson said: "Also in attendance was an Officer from The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) carrying out routine roads employee interviews in relation to employment rights compliance and compliance with Covid-19 return to work protocol."

At the Checkpoint, Gardai impounded three vehicles at this operation for:

• No Insurance – Learner Driver Unaccompanied and No Tax/Fraudulent use of Tax.

In addition, one motorist was arrested for Drug Driving - as cocaine was detected.

There were a total of 20 fines also issued for various offence under the Road Traffic Act.

The Road Safety Authority detected Tachograph, Driver Hours and Vehicle Safety offences.

Two vehicles were grounded and repaired on site before being allowed to proceed – one vehicle had three extremely bald

One HGV inspection resulted in a follow up investigation at a Registered Company Office.

An Garda Síochána thanked the public for its patience during this operation.