Hundreds of breath tests are carried out

Sunday 20 April 2014 22.11
Gardaí mounted checkpoints around the country as part of a campaign targeting drink-driving
Gardaí mounted checkpoints around the country as part of a campaign targeting drink-driving

Gardaí say more than 1,600 random breath tests were carried out at hundreds of checkpoints around the country overnight.

It was part of 'Operation Surround', a one-hour campaign by the Garda National Traffic Bureau, targeting motorists drinking and driving.

Nine people were arrested on suspicion of drink-driving, seven of whom tested positive in further testing at garda stations.