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Friday 19 September 2014

Garda car ‘rammed four times’ following chase and U-turns

Car had failed to stop at checkpoint

Elaine Keogh

Published 01/08/2014 | 11:24

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Car had failed to stop at checkpoint
Car had failed to stop at checkpoint

Three people have been arrested following an incident in Trim, Co Meath during which a garda car was rammed four times.

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A garda spokesman confirmed that a checkpoint had been set up in the town at 11pm last night after gardai were alerted to a car break in in the Johnstown Bridge area of Kildare.

A car with two men and one woman on board failed to stop at the Trim garda checkpoint and the car was followed by gardai.

The car then did a u-turn and drove towards the patrol car ramming it three times.

The car then headed out of Trim towards Navan and again it did a u-turn and rammed the patrol car.

This ramming incident brought both vehicles to a stop and the culprits fled on foot but were detained a short time later.

They are currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

The spokesman said one garda was brought to hospital as a precaution and the patrol car appears to be written off.

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