Driver charged after turning from checkpoint

Gardaí are out in force over the May Bank Holiday weekend.

A driver has been charged after turning from a Garda checkpoint in Cavan this weekend.

The mandatory intoxicant checkpoint was being carried out in Cavan town this week.

Gardaí allege the driver reversed through traffic when they saw the checkpoint.

After giving chase. Gardaí discovered the driver was disqualified and a roadside breath test returned a fail reading.

They were arrested and charged. The car was also seized under Section 41 of the Road Traffic Act.