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Man swam across River Boyne in bid to flee gardai after crashing car

Ryan Nugent

Published 06/07/2015 | 17:56

Man swam across River Boyne in bid to flee gardai after crashing car
Man swam across River Boyne in bid to flee gardai after crashing car

A man who swam across a river in Meath in an attempt to flee Gardaí after crashing a stolen car has been arrested.

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The man in his thirties, crashed the BMW 5-series into a utility pole around 2km out the Kildalkey road in Trim, and fled the scene after being spotted by Gardaí in an unmarked car, this afternoon.

The incident occurred shortly before 2pm, with the Garda air support unit on hand to help the Gardaí who chased the culprit by foot.

The man then proceeded to swim across the River Boyne, which runs through Trim.

He was then arrested shortly after climbing out near the New Haggard Road, and has been taken to Trim Garda station for questioning.

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