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Gardai must offer alternative to breath test

Gardaí who arrest drivers for drunk-driving must suggest they give a blood or urine sample if they can't give a breath specimen, the Supreme Court has ruled.

24th March, 2013
Mr Justice Frank Clarke.

Gardaí who arrest drivers for drunk-driving must suggest they give a blood or urine sample if they can't give a breath specimen, the Supreme Court has ruled.

Maresa Cagney, the Dublin-based market manager of a food company, was arrested by gardaí on suspicion of drunk-driving but couldn't give a breath specimen because she had a cough. She was not asked to provide a blood or urine sample.

Her family doctor found no clinical...

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