Gardai arrested eight drivers on suspicion of drunkenness over the holiday weekend with many others tested around the country for driving under various influences, including drugs.
An Garda Síochána implemented a national road safety campaign that included the deployment of a large numbers of checkpoints around the country.
The operations included large numbers of mandatory Intoxication Testing (MIT) Checkpoints, increased visibility of Gardaí on the roads, and a large campaign on social media to raise road safety awareness.
Over 325 drivers have been tested for drugs and alcohol in Co Louth alone where around 30 highly visible MIT checkpoints were set up.
A total of seven drivers were arrested, six for drinking and driving and one disabled driver.
Several cars were also impounded for various reasons.
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