I ran across this article this morning. Anybody familiar with this area? This would never work in the States today because there are too many police officers on a witch hunt for anyone drinking. http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/weird/NATL-Irish-Town-Legalizes-Drinking-and-Driving-199867031.html Irish Town Legalizes Drinking and Driving Law allows people to “to drive home from their nearest pub after having two or three drinks on little-used roads driving at very low speeds.”By Patrick Hickey Jr. | Monday, Mar 25, 2013 Some local politicians are still shocked that the motion was passed. The Irish town of Kilgarvan passed a law this winter that allows members of its community to drink and drive. Proposed by local pub owner and politician Danny Healy-Rae, the motion allows people who live in country areas to have a few beers before they drive home. Healy-Rae told The New York Times he thinks the measure will help preserve pub culture, lower the risk of suicide and attack isolation in the small town. Amid governmental and local backlash, Healy-Rae says the law isn’t supposed to apply to everyone, mainly "elderly people who live in very remote places." "What is the alternative for them where no public or other transport is available? Staying at home lonely, staring at the four walls?” Healy-Rae told The Times. Some local politicians are still shocked that the motion was passed, including one Kerry County council member who was absent when the measure passed because her child was sick, according to the Times.