Gardai say a motorist who was driving on the wrong side of the road had an open bottle of wine beside him and was later deemed to be 11 times over the legal alcohol limit.
The extraordinary episode was reported on the official An Garda Síochána Twitter account.
The Garda Traffic Corps was very active in the general Roscommon area – and countrywide – over the August Bank Holiday weekend. The incident in question happened at 3.10 pm on Tuesday when Roscommon Gardai arrested the driver of an articulated vehicle at Cloontuskert, Co. Roscommon.
Gardai say the driver was on the incorrect side of the road. When the motorist stopped for Gardai, the driver “had a bottle of wine open beside him”.
The man, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was immediately arrested and taken to Roscommon Garda Station. According to Gardai, he was deemed to be 11 times over the legal alcohol limit. Court proceedings will follow.
What Gardai tweeted
Roscommon RPU arrested driver of articulated vehicle at 3.10pm at Cloontuskert, Co. Roscommon. Driver on incorrect side of road. Vehicle stopped, driver had bottle of wine open beside him, not wearing seatbelt. Taken to Roscommon GS. 11 times over limit. Court to follow.