Four people were arrested overnight for ‘drink driving’ during an overnight high visibility traffic operation in Kildare.
The initiative known as ‘Operation Surround’ involves a series of high visibility MAT (Mandatory Alcohol Testing) checkpoints carried out simultaneously at key locations.
Last night’s operation was led by Traffic units based in Naas and Athy and was supported by uniformed Gardaí attached Monasterevin, Kildare and Newbridge Stations along with Regional Armed Support and local Detective Units.
Operation Surround is designed to provide a co-ordinated high Garda visibility presence targeting particular locations.
Last night’s Operation involved a number of villages and towns being targeted for enforcement simultaneously through Mandatory Alcohol Testing (MAT) by targeting key offences which contribute to Fatal and Serious Injury Traffic collisions.