Off Duty Garda Arrested On Suspicion Of Drink Driving In Tipperary.

A serving off duty member of An Garda Síochána was arrested on suspicion of drink driving on Sunday last in Co. Tipperary. The officer has since been charged and is due to appear in Clonmel court over the coming weeks.

An Garda Síochána have confirmed that “an off duty member of An Garda Siochana, stationed in the Southern Region, was arrested in Clonmel on Sunday morning, 14/8/22, on suspicion of driving under the influence of an intoxicant. That member was subsequently charged to a future sitting of Clonmel District Court”.

Prior to his arrest, at a mandatory checkpoint in Co Tipperary, he is understood to have been found to be seriously over the legal limit having failed a roadside breath test, [Same legal limit currently stands at 22 microgrames of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath].

If convicted in court the officer faces a fine of €400, as well as losing his driving licence for three consecutive years, and indeed, subject to then circumstances, may also lose his job within the Garda force.

It’s understood that the officer, who is based in the south of Ireland, was stopped at an MIT checkpoint in Clonmel, South Tipperary, on Sunday morning last.


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