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Over fifty motorists detected driving while intoxicated by drink or drugs in Sligo-Leitrim last year

Jan 13, 2021 08:01 By Shannonside News
Over fifty motorists detected driving while intoxicated by drink or drugs in Sligo-Leitrim last year Over fifty motorists detected driving while intoxicated by drink or drugs in Sligo-Leitrim last year
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Over fifty drivers in the north-west garda region of Sligo Leitrim were detected driving while intoxicated last year. New CSO crime figures for the

Over fifty drivers in the north-west garda region of Sligo Leitrim were detected driving while intoxicated last year.

New CSO crime figures for the third quarter of 2020 also reveal that there was a significant rise in the number of sexual-based crimes in the region.

Examining figures related to the Sligo-Leitrim garda division from the CSO, thirty seven drivers were detected drink driving and seventeen were detected drug driving in the first three quarters of last year.

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Year on year it compares to just two drug-driving detections in quarter three 2019 and 28 drink driving arrests.

Rape and sexual assault figures were also up - with 23 offences reported to gardaí - up from 13 in quarter three in 2019.

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