A car driver who had been barred from the road has avoided the prison after he caused an accident, exceeding 10 times the legal limit.
The police unit of the Naas roads arrested the driver after a collision near Carbury, Co Kildare.
The driver was bored and tested 10 times over the legal limit. They have been fined and have been excluded from driving for six years.
The Garda Traffic Twitter account published: "Naas Roads Policing Unit arrested a disqualified driver for drunk driving at Carbury, 10 times over the limit and caused a collision. Brought directly to the court. Fined and now disqualified for 6 years."
The drink drive limit in Ireland has recently been reduced and is now in line with European levels.
The new limit for blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 50 milligrams (mg) for all drivers and 20 mg for specific drivers, such as pupils or newly trained drivers and professional drivers.
Under the new system, a driver who does not pass an introductory breath test along the road will still be arrested and must provide a conclusive breath, blood or urine specimen to a Garda station.