Roche backs FF TD arrested on suspicion of drink driving

The Minister for European Affairs Dick Roche has said there should not be any political implications for a Cork South-West Fianna Fáil TD after he was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving over the bank holiday weekend.

The politician, 59-year-old Christy O' Sullivan, failed a breath test near Clonakilty at around 9.30pm on Monday night.

He was taken to Clonakilty garda station where he gave a blood sample, the results will not be released for another two to six weeks.

Mr Roche said it is an unfortunate situation but that it does not necessarily mean O'Sullivan should step down from his position as an elected representative.


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