Garda arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated


A Limerick-based Garda was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated last weekend.

The member of the force was arrested and detained for questioning, last Saturday.

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Gardai would not disclose the time nor location of where the alleged offence occurred.

Gardai did not respond directly to a number of questions about the garda’s arrest including, the garda’s age, and if they underwent a breadth test or blood test to detect for substances in their system.

A Garda spokesman said: “An Garda Síochána can confirm that a member of An Garda Síochána based in the Southern region was arrested on Saturday afternoon 12th April, 2021 on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.”

“A file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecution.”

It’s understood the Garda may have been involved in a road traffic collision while allegedly driving intoxicated, however gardai declined to comment further.

“An Garda Síochána has no further comment at this time,” a spokesman said.

The Garda Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) was asked if it was aware of the arrest of the Garda, and if it was conducting an independent investigation.

A spokeswoman for GSOC said: “GSOC is not in a position to comment on this incident”.