Just 58% Of Drink Driving Cases Result In Conviction

An RTÉ Investigates programme has revealed that just 58% of drink driving cases resulted in a conviction, while many other cases are not followed up.

Labour Justice spokesperson, Sean Sherlock, has described the figures as "disappointing".

Deputy Sherlock said: "Drink driving is one of the biggest causes of road traffic deaths, and it is not good enough that so few cases are being prosecuted and resulting in convictions.

"The revelations released so far from tonight's RTÉ Investigates programme highlights the need to ensure that our laws are enforced, and prosecuted.

"The administration of justice must be seen to be fair and impartial, and that all are treated equally.

"The fact that so few summons are served, that many penalty point cases end up using the court poor box and that so many cases are adjourned before reaching conclusion are worrying trends that must be addressed."


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