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GJL

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Re: Motorsport Thread
« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2019, 10:27:51 AM »
So 40 odd arrests out of 70k-80K people who come into the county for the full weekend is considered a problem?

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« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2019, 10:49:26 AM »
I was about letterkenny the whole weekend working and the problem seemed to be that half the ones who go to the rally donít actually go to the rally, they go to letterkenny in their modified cars and drive about doing laps. Gets worse at night then because the diffing starts on the quieter roads and then the drinking.
This. The Rally itself is well organized and has a good crowd at it. Whilst the overwhelming majority are sitting enjoying the rally in Portsalon or the like there are some idiots who drive about Letterkenny (not near the rally) in their modified cars, add in the drink/drugs element at night and this is where the arrests usually take place.

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« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2019, 11:09:28 AM »
I was about letterkenny the whole weekend working and the problem seemed to be that half the ones who go to the rally donít actually go to the rally, they go to letterkenny in their modified cars and drive about doing laps. Gets worse at night then because the diffing starts on the quieter roads and then the drinking.
This. The Rally itself is well organized and has a good crowd at it. Whilst the overwhelming majority are sitting enjoying the rally in Portsalon or the like there are some idiots who drive about Letterkenny (not near the rally) in their modified cars, add in the drink/drugs element at night and this is where the arrests usually take place.

Totally agree. The genuine rally fans are not the problem. I have been to the rally in excess of 20 times. I've competed in it as well. It is a fantastic event run by a brilliant motor club. Unfortunately there is a bad element that has latched on to the weekend but have no interest in the stages. Id love to see the Garda bring in a mobile car crusher and bale any cars that are not legal...