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Garda warning to those parking illegally in disabled spaces as fines handed out

Driving offence

Gardai in Laois are reminding motorists not to park illeagally in spaces that are reserved for those with disabled permit holders.

A number of drivers have received fines of €150 for doing this illeaglly.

A spokesperson said: “Laois Roads Policing Unit has been paying particular attention to the misuse of these spaces in recent times.

“We found the problem to be particularly persistent in Durrow where numerous drivers have been issued a fixed charge penalty notice of €150.

“Gardai wish to appeal to drivers not to park in parking spaces reserved for disabled permit holders.”

Meanwhile, Gardai also revealed how eight drivers in Laois and Offaly had been arrested for drink/drug-driving over the Easter weekend.

They say: “Eight drivers were arrested by Laois Offaly Gardaí over the Easter weekend for drink/drug driving offences.

“They will now face fines, court prosecution and possible disqualifications from driving.

“When you take risks on the road, you risk your life and the lives of all other road users.

“Please never drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

“The consequences of drink/drug driving and/or speed can be totally devastating.

“One poor decision could have life changing results for you and others.

“Please always drive with care and consideration and help save lives. Never ever drive while under the influence.”

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