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Ballymun Woman Uses Ridiculous Reason To Defend Drink Driving On Radio

By Darragh Berry

December 18, 2017 at 1:12pm


A Sligo/Leitrim TD came under fire on Monday after he stated that people should be allowed to drive after drinking two alcoholic drinks.

A new Road Traffic Bill would see those detected over the blood alcohol limit automatically disqualified and would impose a three-month driving ban for those caught with a blood alcohol level of between 50mg and 80mg per 100ml.

However, speaking to Ocean FM, Fianna Fáil Deputy Eamon Scanlon claims Ireland’s drink-driving laws are already strict enough.

The comments caused a big discussion throughout Ireland and this discussion was one of the main talking points on Dublin's 98FM on Monday morning. 

Carly came on the Dublin radio show and was the only person who sided with the Fianna Fáil TD and couldn't understand why people were so outraged by his comments.

She went on to state that there was no need for a new drink driving law and believes that a "drink driving law is only in place for people who can't handle their drink."

Carly admitted to only living a three minute drive away from her local pub and although she walks the route in the summer time, the recent weather means she now takes the car instead.

She said that some people were "lightweights" when it came to drinking and that drink driving would be fine if everyone "knew their limits".

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She snapped back at another caller who told her that she would eventually be the cause of someone's death by saying she could "drink as much as any man" while also admitting to "[drink driving] regularly and having more than 2 or 3 drinks" at times.

There was one time where she knew she had gone overboard while drinking but instead of getting out of the car, she "just went slower".

Carly said that the fact she drinks a few days in the week means she is more tolerant to drinking and therefore, better able to drink drive than others.

You can listen to the full interview with Carly here which starts around the 5:00 minute mark. 

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