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Gardaí launch 22 checkpoints all over Kildare and arrest several drink drivers

Four drivers were arrested in Kildare last night under suspicion of drink driving.

Garda units in Kildare mounted checkpoints in numerous locations that included Rathangan, Monasterevin, Newbridge and Kildare Town as part of a high visibility traffic operation in the county.

"The initiative, known as ‘Operation Surround’ involves a series of high visibility MAT (Mandatory Alcohol Testing) checkpoints carried out simultaneously at key locations," read a post from the Garda facebook page.

"A total of 22 checkpoints were carried out in the Rathangan, Monasterevin, Kilcullen and Newbridge areas, and 220 motorists were breath tested. Gardaí also seized two vehicles for having no insurance and 25 other road traffic offences were detected during the operation."