Police in Northern Ireland arrested a male jeep driver for alleged drink-driving, among other offences, yesterday (Saturday, September 11th, 2021).
Officers from Fermanagh and Omagh District Support Team were involved in a pursuit through Omagh last night.
Male jeep driver arrested
In a statement, a spokesperson for Police Fermanagh and Omagh said:
“When officers attempted to stop a vehicle following some poor driving, the suspect made off in his vehicle through the crowds who had gathered along John Street following yesterday’s match.”
“Further out of the town, the driver lost control of his vehicle and again, narrowly avoided causing injury to himself or anyone else.”
Police arrested the motorist for driving with excess alcohol, dangerous driving and failing to stop.
This was not the only drink driver arrest last night. Omagh Local Policing Team stopped a male driving outside the courthouse.
According to police, the individual “blew 180 at the roadside”, five times over the legal limit, and he was “swiftly” brought to custody.
“The consequences could have been unthinkable with a packed town. Never drink and drive,” the spokesperson concluded.
Tractor driver in hot water over unsecured load of bales
Meanwhile, police have urged all farm machinery operators to ensure loads they are transporting are secure.
The appeal comes after Norfolk and Suffolk Roads, and Armed Policing Team reported “shocking stops” when conducting checkpoints as part of a road safety operation.
Last week, the force brought a John Deere tractor transporting bales on a trailer with no straps, to a halt.
On Twitter, a spokesperson for Norfolk and Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing Team said:
“#RCRT & #RAPT have been #A47 #A11 this week on #OpTramline There have been some shocking stops on vehicle loads.”
“There should be more than just gravity holding loads onto vehicles. #RoadSafety #TOR #190/845/others.”
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