‘Most bizarre yet’: Driver stopped with pint of Guinness in car

Man arrested in Meath with pint of stout in cup holder and open cans in the back seat

A picture from the Meath Crime Prevention Facebook page showing the pint  placed in the cup holder of a driver arrested in Co Meath on suspected drink driving. Photograph: Facebook

A picture from the Meath Crime Prevention Facebook page showing the pint placed in the cup holder of a driver arrested in Co Meath on suspected drink driving. Photograph: Facebook

 

A Meath Garda has labelled a suspected drink-driving incident during the week as “the most bizarre yet”.

Gardaí arrested and charged a man on Wednesday night for suspected drink-driving after he was stopped at a checkpoint on the R132 at Gormanstown

When stopped, gardaí found a pint glass half filled with Guinness placed neatly in the car’s drink console beside the driver’s seat.

An opened eight pack of Guinness cans was observed by gardaí on the back seat.

The man was arrested and charged and is due to appear before Drogheda District Court in March.

A post on the Meath Crime Prevention Facebook page said: “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”.

Sgt Ronan Farrelly said: “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”.