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These Three Counties Had The Most Drink Driving Fatalities For Two Years Running

By Sarah

June 1, 2017 at 11:33am

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New research from the Road Safety Authority (RSA) shows that there has been a worrying 18% increase of arrests for driving under the influence in 2017, with more arrests made in April for DUI than any single month since 2012.

The Irish Independent report that 55% of all road deaths with a positive toxicology for alcohol were male driver/motorcyclist deaths, and 65% of fatalities with a positive toxicology for alcohol took place on Saturday (17%), Sunday (23%) & Monday (24%).

As for the counties with the highest prevalence of alcohol related road fatalities, it is revealed that one third of all fatalities with a positive toxicology for alcohol took place in Galway (10%), Cork (11%) and Dublin (12%).

One third of all alcohol road deaths also took place during the summer months.

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