Driver with five rear seat passengers 'barely passed roadside breath test'

Complete disregard for safety

Driver with five rear seat passengers 'barely passed roadside breath test'

Just days after five young people lost their lives on Donegal roads, gardaí stopped a vehicle in Letterkenny, describing the situation as a “complete disregard for safety”.

An Garda Síochána on Monday tweeted a photo of a car being stopped by gardaí in Letterkenny on Sunday evening that had five people crowded into the rear seat.

According to the Garda tweet, the driver had their license for six weeks. 

”Barely passed roadside breath test,” the Garda tweet reported.

The Garda tweet concluded with the words, “Complete disregard for safety.”

Dermot Murphy Boyle, 19, and Barney McGinley, 28, died when the car they were travelling in collided with a delivery van on the dual carriageway on Wednesday morning; and Steven McCafferty, 18, Teresa Robinson, 20, and Kaylem Murphy, 18, were killed in a two-car collision at Corravaddy, outside of Letterkenny, in the early hours of Thursday.

Funerals for the young people were held on Saturday and Sunday.