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Woman arrested for drink-driving after Garda Commissioner Drew Harris intervenes

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris. Picture by Liam McBurney/PA

A WOMAN was arrested in Dublin on suspicion of drink-driving after Garda Commissioner Drew Harris spotted a car being driven erratically.

The former PSNI deputy chief constable intervened in the road traffic incident in Blachardstown on Wednesday evening.

He was being driven to Garda headquarters at the time, RTÉ reported.

Mr Harris, who was appointed Garda Commissioner in September, contacted the Roads Policing Unit and the woman was stopped.

Gardaí confirmed Mr Harris was present at the scene.

An Garda Síochána said in a statement it would not be making any further comment.

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