14 Aug 2022

Weekend of action on the roads for Kildare Gardai with MIT checkpoints

Drivers arrested for drugs and no tax

Weekend of action on the roads for Kildare Gardai with MIT checkpoints

Pic: An Garda Síochána Twitter

Gardai in Co Kildare participated in a major inter-agency check point operations over the weekend with 5 vehicles impounded for no tax and unaccompanied drivers.

Local gardai took part in interagency Checkpoints with #RSAIreland in Monasterevin and Newbridge, with 5 Vehicles Impounded for no Insurance/Tax/ and Unaccompanied Drivers. Various Defects were also detected on HGV’s by the Road Safety Authority.

On a MIT Checkpoint in North Kildare 2 vehicles were impounded for no Insurance with one motorist arrested for Drug Driving.

On the N7 a Vehicle which was detected speeding - 135/100KMH Zone. Using Active Mobility Device the vehicle was found to be out of Tax for 239 days – Driver had no Insurance to drive this car – Driver also had a Live Bench Warrant.

The driver was arrested and held for court, with the vehicle also impounded.

In Naas with Assistance of Active Mobility Device a vehicle was detected with Tax Expired 664 Days. The driver also had no insurance and the vehicle was impounded.

"Court appearances to follow in all of above cases," said a garda spokesperson.

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