Friday 20 April 2018

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

Car had failed to stop at checkpoint

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

Elaine Keogh

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

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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