Monday 14 October 2019

Ex-bus worker takes stolen double-decker on 20-mile trip

TWO investigations were under way last night after a former employee of Dublin Bus stole a double-decker from a garage and careered 20 miles along a busy route before he was intercepted by gardai and stopped.

A man was later questioned about the incident and further inquiries were being carried out last night.

The incident took place shortly before 10pm on Thursday when the bus was driven out of the south city garage in Ringsend.

Staff raised the alarm.

But, in the meantime, motorists had become concerned about the erratic manner in which the bus was being driven through Tallaght.

Gardai were alerted and when the bus reached Blessington, Co Wicklow, they intercepted it and detained the driver.

The man was taken to Rathfarnham garda station for questioning.

Irish Independent

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