A Garda officer has been susopended from duty after failing a roadside test for driving while intoxicated following a road traffic collision.
The officer, who was driving a patrol vehicle at the time of the incident collided with a car on the M1 yesterday afternoon.
The incident occurred shortly after 3:30pm at the Lissenhall interchange off the M1 motorway, near Swords, Co. Dublin.
No other officer was present in the car, which was an unmarked vehicle attached to a specialist unit.
The officer was on duty at the time of the collision and failed a roadside test for driving while intoxicated, according to a Garda spokesperson.
A sample was taken from the officer while in hospital and has been sent for analysis, the results of which will determine the course of the investigation.
The spokesperson stated, “An internal disciplinary investigation has also commenced and the member of An Garda Síochána, a male in his 30s based in the Dublin Region, has been suspended from active duty”.
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