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