Driver stopped with pint of Guinness in car


Driver stopped with pint of Guinness in car

In a bazaar police stop, Gardaí in County Meath arrested a man after he was stopped and found to have a pint of Guinness sitting in the cup holder as if it was the most natural thing in the world.

A member of An Garda Síochána labelled the incident last week as “the most bizarre yet”.

The driver was arrested and charged last Wednesday night for suspected drink-driving after he was stopped at a checkpoint on the R132 at Gormanstown.

When the Gardaí stopped the car, they found a pint glass sitting in the cup holder half filled with Guinness.

Not only had this driver got a Guinness filled pint glass up the front but he also had an opened eight pack of Guinness cans on the back seat.

The Meath Crime Prevention Facebook drew attention to the incident:

“Man arrested at a Meath Roads Policing checkpoint last night took drink driving to another level.
“Pint glass found beside driver’s seat. He was arrested and later charged and will appear at Drogheda District Court. The checkpoint was on the R132 at Gormanstown”.

Grada Sgt Ronan Farrelly added:

“Meath Roads Policing have been very active all over the county recently and have arrested a number of drunk drivers.

“There will be no let up in the level of enforcement and plans are in place to expand the unit significantly.
“Whilst roads policing members have encountered plenty of unusual incidents this one certainly ranks as one of the most bizarre”.

The man will appear before Drogheda District Court in March.