Thursday 18 January 2018

VIDEO: Shocking scenes as 'row breaks out in car and spills over on to M1'

Martin Grant

Gardaí arrested three individuals who allegedly were involved in an altercation on the M1 motorway this evening.

It is believed a row broke out amongst several people in a car before the heated exchange spilled over onto the M1 motorway near Drogheda.

Sources told this evening that the driver of the car pulled over onto the hard shoulder and a row continued on one of the country’s busiest roads.

It is understood that passing motorists alerted gardaí to the incident.

At one point two individuals can be seen throwing blows to each other before a garda intervenes.

This footage shows gardaí trying to deal with the individuals involved - with one gardaí using a baton to deal with the situation.

A spokesman for the gardaí confirmed they are investigating the matter.

“Gardaí in Drogheda are investigating a minor public order incident which occurred on the M1 today near Drogheda,” the garda spokesman told

“The incident occurred at approximately 5.30pm this evening. Three men have been arrested in connection with this incident and are currently detained at Drogheda Garda Station.

“Investigations are continuing.”

It’s expected that the matter will be referred to the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) for investigation.

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