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Lawmakers back plan to allow 'moderate' drunken driving

Associated Press Published: January 22, 2013

"Moderate" drunken driving might soon become acceptable in Ireland.

According to, a councillor has called on the Minister for Justice to allow police to issue permits to people in the most isolated parts of the country to allow them to drive after drinking some alcohol.

The councillor said he proposed the motion to help “those people in every parish who are isolated and who can’t get out of their place at night.”

“A lot of these people are living in isolated rural areas where there’s no public transport of any kind, and they end up at home looking at the four walls, night in and night out, because they don’t want to take the risk of losing their license,” he told

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Source: (H/T Gawker)