FIVE DRINK DRIVING ARRESTS IN A WEEK
Fermoy gardai have revealed that they have made five arrests on suspicion of drink driving in the past week, writes Joe Leogue. The disclosure comes as gardai step up their annual traffic operation campaign in the run up to Christmas.
Sgt James Hallihan of Fermoy garda station told The Avondhu that daily mandatory breath testing checkpoints would be established on roads around Fermoy at various times throughout the month of December.
The traffic campaign is not the only garda initiative in progress in Fermoy as ‘Operation Holly’ also gets underway.
A crime prevention operation aiming to stop theft and other crimes as Christmas approaches, ‘Operation Holly’ will see extra patrols in the Fermoy district and extra manpower in towns and villages across North Cork.
Meanwhile gardai have advised motorists to exercise extreme caution following a series of crashes on local roads.
Fermoy gardai have reported 12 accidents since last Friday, November 28 with the majority occurring since last Sunday, November 30. Sgt Hallihan said that while no injuries were recorded, the number of accidents is higher than normal.
Motorists are advised to allow plenty of time to make their destination and, if road conditions are icy, to delay their morning journey to work if possible to allow conditions to clear up.
Thursday 4th December 5:23pm