Driver arrested for drink driving after cyclist killed Co Kildare

Update from the gardai:

A man in his mid 20’s arrested in connected with this incident was released without charge this evening (19/5/13). A file will now be prepared for the information of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The stretch of road has now reopened.

Investigations are continuing.

Original Garda press release:

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Gardaí at Clane Co Kildare are investigating a fatal road traffic collision which occurred on the Dublin Road, Clane at approximately 2pm today (19/5/13).

A male pedal cyclist in his 80’s was fatally injured when he was struck by a car. The driver of the car (Male in his 20’s) was arrested at the scene for drink driving and is currently detained at Naas Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 –Criminal Justice Act 1984. The deceased was removed to Naas General Hospital where a post mortem examination will take place.

The road is currently closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and diversions are in place.

Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Naas Garda Station on 045-884300, the Garda Confidential Line 1-800-666-111 or any Garda Station.

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  1. That is very sad to hear and it was in the middle of the daytime that he was drinking and driving. I cannot really say much about it until the facts come out. He should be given a long prison sentence and banned for life from driving if found guilty.That man probably spent most of his life Cycling only to end his days in that despicable manner cut down by a drunk driver.


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