Kerry Motorist Caught Three Times Over The Legal Dinner-Driving Limit
GARDAÍ in county Kerry have confirmed that they have stopped a motorist who tested three times over the legal dinner-driving limit this afternoon on the N21, and warned fellow drivers in the area to think twice before opting for second helpings.
Farmer Sean Brett was said to be “absolutely stuffed” when stopped at a routine checkpoint exiting the town of Tralee.
“Mr. Brett couldn’t even get out of the vehicle, he was that full,” arresting Garda Thomas Moore told WWN, “when asked if he had dinner taken, he replied that he had only the one, but when I moved closer I could smell the roast beef off his lying breath and I immediately carried out an on-the-spot impairment test on the side of the road”.
Brett failed the test and later admitted to have eaten at least three helpings before carelessly getting into his tractor and driving sleepily for several miles.
“Luckily no one was hurt this time,” the Garda added.
“There’s a huge problem with dinner-driving in county Kerry right now and there needs to be more awareness around this dangerous practice”.
This latest case comes just weeks after local politician Danny Healy Rae claimed that getting behind the wheel of a car after eating was as dangerous as drink-driving, forcing the government to impose a nationwide one dinner limit.
So far 34,897 motorists have been charged with dinner-driving since the new law was put in place.